Our Daily Bread story was influential
I want to thank you for the article you wrote regarding the financial shortage experienced at Our Daily Bread. The influence the newspaper has is immense. Because of Kirsten Hildebrand’s excellent journalism, Mountain FM picked up the story, and then CBC found the story, which resulted in both inviting me to do a live presentation on their respective stations.
As a result, individuals have come forward with donations and support for Our Daily Bread. One individual said to me, “because of the article in the Nelson Star I am better informed. I thought you were a food bank. I didn’t know the difference between a food bank and the service you provide at Our Daily Bread.”
I want to restate that food banks are essential to our community and we need to support them. Our Daily Bread provides a different service, but still essential and necessary for the health and well-being of our community. This message Kirsten Hildebrand conveyed and the 50-plus who use our services each day are extremely grateful.
A big thank you to Bob Hall, the editor, for his leadership in the community, as well to publishers Chuck and Karen Bennett for their community-minded vision, and of course to all the staff at the Star for their continual support for the many excellent causes in the community.
And we cannot forget a big, big thank you to all those that are coming forward to donate towards Our Daily Bread. Without your support, hope, a hot nutritious meal, and the opportunity to help individuals to move forward would not be available. If you would like to know more about ODB, please visit us at 812 Stanley Street. We would love to have you for lunch (small donation of course), as a volunteer, or just to visit and find out what we do.
Pastor Jim Reimer, Nelson