Clancy Wolpert

Feeding the hungry in Hope

Local volunteers hand out food and drinks every week

Volunteers from Hope United Church and the Joshua Project are helping those in need this summer by handing out food on a weekly basis.

Cookies, sandwiches, coffee and cold bottled water are provided every Tuesday from 3-4 p.m. in front of the Northwest Harvest Church building.

“It’s kind of a bridge between the end of the Joshua Project in the middle of June and the beginning of a new season in September,” said organizer Clancy Wolpert, who is running the initiative for the second year in a row. “Money is always tight for these people. It’s a source of food and at the same time, it’s a place where people can get together and just talk. The people we get are always grateful for the help and we remind them that we’re there for them.”

About 25 volunteers are running the program this summer. Teams of two prepare coffee and sandwiches every week, which are then delivered to the church where a table and chairs are set up.

“This year it has been more successful,” said Wolpert. “We’ve served 30 people at different times.”

Anyone interested in learning more about the initiative can contact Wolpert at wolpertc@telus.net.

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