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September 16, 2010

Feed My Lambs Street Mission Fundraiser




The grassroots Feed My Lambs Street Mission provides food, compassion, friendship and hope to homeless persons.  

They are having a fundraiser: 
A Bud, Spud & Steak 
Friday Sept. 24 from 6:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m.
Canad Inns Polo Park 
Tickets are $15, available until Wednesday evening, September 22.

Call Bob Buchanan  255-5137
or e mail   bob.buchanan@shaw.ca


They'll have some great silent auction packages and a 50/50 draw.  
Muralist Tom Andrich is donating his time doing caricatures in exchange for donations.


The Mission was the vision of Hilde Purdy who, in the Fall of 2007, made 75 sandwiches and took them to people on the street.  She recognized there were many disadvantaged people who had fallen outside the reach of existing outreach programs.  

Today the Mission provides free hot meals and sandwiches to 150 to 200 people on the street Tuesday and Friday evenings as well as a hot breakfast on Sunday mornings.  They also provide extra food for those who ask for their lunch the next day.
  
During the colder months the breakfast is indoors at the Red Road Lodge as Breakfast and a Movie.

Feed My Lambs Street Mission has done advocacy work for those who have come to them with their needs. 

The Mission gives away warm clothing to those in need.  They also run mobile Food Banks to the working poor in various areas around the downtown, particularly in North and South Point Douglas.  They have provided food to other agencies. 


The Mission is resource rich due to great volunteers and some terrific partners as sources of food, but they are cash poor.

Please support them. 


Have a great day.  How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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