With the order to stay home and keep our distance from one another, figuring out how to help your community when we can’t physically interact is difficult. Thanks to the people behind the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness and a handful of local restaurants that are trying to keep their kitchens open and their staff employed, we now have the option to not only feed those without homes but also to support struggling hospitality workers. The food-focused initiative is called Boxes of Hope:
For every $10 you donate you will be providing a warm healthy meal to someone in need, supporting our local restaurant community and helping to keep restaurant staff employed. Please help us nourish Victoria one meal at a time. Boxes of Hope has been live since March 20, 2020 and is currently delivering 200 meals each night. Contributions of $2,000 feeds 200 people, $1,000 feeds 100 people, and $500 feeds 50 people. Victoria’s most vulnerable are hungry right now and you can help.
Participating restaurants to date include Dobosala Cantina, House of Boateng, Burger Crush and Jones Bar B Que. Restaurants interested in joining the initiative should contact Chris Jones, Restaurant Coordinator at chris [at] therubyvictoria.com, while members of the public seeking to volunteer and do some good in this crisis should join the Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA) as a Community Meal Assistant.