$78,000 was raised for Our Place at their signature fundraiser Hungry Hearts.

Financially supported chiefly by individuals and businesses, the programs and services available to Victoria’s working poor, homeless and impoverished elderly, and mentally and physically challenged persons include 45 transitional housing units, free clothing, counselling and outreach services, hot showers and 1,200 meals served daily.

Read the article: Around Town: Savoury style for a great cause

Source: Times Colonist

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