Street relief in Toronto


It’s a Wednesday afternoon at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Toronto. In the kitchen, a group of Red Cross volunteers are preparing dinner for about 130. There is a line up out the door of people waiting for their food. 

The Red Cross Street Relief program provides nutritious meals to homeless, under-housed and vulnerable people who are struggling to overcome poverty, unemployment, isolation and mental health issues. Approximately 370 people come every week for a meal.

Without volunteers, the Street Relief program would not be possible. There is one staff person and a total of 35 volunteers. They prepare the food, heat the meals, set up the tables and then clean up.

Click here to read more about Street Relief.

**Special thank you to volunteer Johan Hallberg-Campbell of Pikto for photographing our amazing Street Relief volunteers.

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