There are hungry people in our neighbourhoods. Many live in homes. Some are young. Some are elderly. A few live on the street. Some are but a tough break away from missing a meal. But the reasons matter little. When a person needs a break and a warm meal they should be able to find one.
The needs are apparent as news in our local papers suggest. A few articles are posted below.
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November 7, 2014: Cloverdale Community Kitchen aimed at helping poor to become self-sustainable (Surrey Now, Amy Reid)
November 2014: Learn more about HUNGER in the Food Banks Canada HungerCount Report 2014
January 14, 2014: Nearly a Third of Retired Canadian Returning to Work to Pay Bills. (The Globe and Mail)
November 17, 2013: Cloverdale Church Builds Community Kitchen to Serve the Hungry (The Province) Kent Spencer wrote an article about our project.
November 8, 2012: Helping Hands, Unsung Heroes (The Cloverdale Reporter) This article describes one of our key partners who serve in countless ways to make good things happen. We have talked about how they might help develop the concept of a Cloverdale Community Kitchen....
November 1, 2012: B.C. Food-Bank Use Twice National Average (The Province)
October 17, 2012: A Solution-Minded Community Marks Homeless Week (Cloverdale Reporter)
October 10, 2012: Seniors Add to Homeless Numbers (Langley Advance)
September 11, 2012: Surrey Hunting for Homeless Shelter Site (Cloverdale Reporter)
February 28, 2012: Media Background to 2011 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count (Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness)
February 28, 2012: Results of the 2011 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count (Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness)
March 8, 2011: Homeless Count Could Show Improvement (Cloverdale Reporter)