Bringing in the New Year with a special meal
United Way-supported seniors group continues serving up love.
Just as the COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped with the ringing in of the New Year, efforts to keep communities together and to show each other love and support have continued.
An excellent example of that effort is the Hardy Bay Senior Citizens Society. Supported by United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island through the COVID-19 Seniors Response Fund, this north-Island society has distributed more than 1,900 meals since the start of the pandemic.
Providing this lovingly prepared food (which often provide enough for more than one meal) is just one way the society keeps its community together and reminds its members that they are not alone.
On January 2, the society distributed their New Year’s meal to 50 people.
It was made up of beef brisket, home-baked beans, seafood chowder and more, not to mention an assortment of desserts courtesy of the Loaves and Fishes foodbank.
The following week’s meal contained salmon fillets, minestrone soup and baked cookies, just to name a few dishes included in the meal; a loaf of bread is also often included.
Isolation continues to be difficult for all of us, but especially for our communities’ seniors. The work of the Hardy Bay Senior Citizens Society is extremely important, and United Way is happy to support them to continue their good work.
To support programs like this in your community, please donate to United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island today, and make sure that we all receive the support we need.