Hello St Columban Family,
Every year, The Agape Centre invites supporters to participate in the Hunger Awareness Challenge to bring
awareness to the issue of hunger in our community.
From September 19th to September 23rd, Deacon Guy will be taking on the 2022 Agape Hunger Awareness Challenge as well as fundraising for the Agape Centre foodbank
while eating items chosen from our foodbank.
This means: a few bags of groceries from the foodbank, eating lunches from the soup kitchen if needed and a $10 grocery allowance to spend on any extras he might need.
This campaign brings awareness to the issue of hunger and helps our community better understand how we serve our clients.
So how does it work?
On September 15th or 16th, Deacon Guy will visit the Agape foodbank and pick out his groceries for the week.
During that week he will follow a set of rules to make the experience as real as possible.
He can only eat and use the following supplies.
- Items you pick out of the foodbank
- Any items he buys with the $10 grocery allowance (provided by the Agape Centre)
- And 10 pantry staples (oil, butter, spices) that he may already have at home to supplement your meals
- He is welcome to use our soup kitchen any weekday for a hot meal from 11:30am – 1:30pm
- He cannot eat out at restaurants, stop to eat at a friend’s or family members for dinner. This is a privilege many of our clients can’t afford or don’t have access to.
During Hunger Awareness Week, Agape Centre asks the Hunger Champions to fundraise for our foodbank.
Use whatever method feels most comfortable to you. In previous years participants have collected cash donations, Facebook’s
fundraising option and grocery store gift cards.
donate via e-transfer they can do so by sending it to us directly at
firstname.lastname@example.org and leaving a message stating which champion they are supporting. Ex: “Donation to the
2022 Hunger Awareness Challenge in support of Deacon Guy”
Deacon Guy will have a pledge sheet to track tax receipts.
Donations of $20 or more with complete name and
address will be issued a tax receipt.
To help raise awareness, Deacon Guy will be sharing his experience and encourage donations by sharing your meals
and impressions. Sharing what you are doing not only helps start conversations on the issue of hunger, it also
provides an opportunity for supporters to understand what they are donating to.
Check out www.thedeaconguy.ca , each day of the week Deacon Guy will be answering daily questions to get the conversation on hunger started.
Remember that Loving God, loving your Neighbour and Leaving Peace is best lived out through the Corporal and Spiritual Acts of Mercy.
We are each called by our Baptism to live and support these acts and the virtues of Faith, Hope and Love.
Please support Deacon Guy in this Love Thy Neighbour initiative,
Let’s pray that the Holy Spirit may come alive in the hearts of people and build bridges for all impacted in our community.
May we all be blessed with a joyful heart,