For over 55 years, House of Friendship's Emergency Food Hamper program has been providing emergency food assistance to people in need. In 2014/2015, 28,444 food hampers were distributed, serving over 20,000 people, one third of who are children.
In 2015/2016 House of Friendship is 'Opening Up Food Hampers', a modest redevelopment of the program site to ensure patron's safe access and greater privacy, and to increase the space and efficiency of deliveries and food storage.
Meet some of the friendly folks at the Food Hampers Program. They may not take themselves too seriously, but they treat hunger very seriously...
For more program information see the description below, download the brochure above, call (519) 742-0662, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many reasons why some people in our affluent community need emergency food assistance. Some of these include:
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