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When a Family Chooses Hunger Over Homelessness

By August 24, 2022May 30th, 2024No Comments

The last thing Vindi wanted to do was ask for help, but like so many other families across Toronto right now, rent and the high cost of groceries, gas, and everything else left her with no choice. Without help, her family would have nothing to eat.

After confiding in a friend about the hardships her family was facing, Vindi took her friend’s advice and made her way to Scott Mission’s well-known food bank.

Fresh produce, frozen meats, staples, and a fresh meal were more than Vindi imagined. She received clothes for her children and spiritual help as well. But as she stepped through the doors, Vindi worried: Will they think I’m a terrible mother?

But instead of judgment, Vindi found love and kindness on every face. As compassionate neighbours, our caring staff and volunteers helped her gather food and other necessities to help her family through a difficult time.

“They made me feel comfortable and they helped us. They have good food and other things. I was scared to come, but they were very friendly,” she says, with a broad smile.

Please make a gift now to help more families like Vindi’s who are on the brink of homelessness and urgently need help with food, clothing, and other basic necessities. Thank you for sharing your blessings with others this Thanksgiving season!

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
—Psalm 107:1 NIV

1 “Impact of COVID-19 on Children, Youth and Men”
2 “Children from lower socio-economic backgrounds are more vulnerable”