$30,000 donation beefs up lunch program

100+ Women add heat to Rainbow Kitchen

  • Jun. 30, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Alocal society dedicated to feeding low-income people in Victoria has received a significant donation that will help get them through most of the year.

The 100+ Women Who Care Victoria, a group that meets four times a year to raise money for community causes, donated $30,000 to the Victoria Rainbow Kitchen Society on Friday.

The organization serves hot lunches to more than 125 people daily (mainly street youth, seniors on low incomes, single parents, pre-school children, the unemployed and individuals on disability pension), Monday to Friday throughout the year.

The donation will help the kitchen buy produce and protein that has been missing in the meals served due to lack of funding.

For the last 14 years, the Rainbow Kitchen has been running on an annual operating budget of $78,000 and more than 200 volunteers.

 

 

Just Posted

Cyclists and drivers take to the streets Wednesday morning in first official Bike to Work Week celebration

The 25th annual Greater Victoria Bike to Work Week kicks off the followingMonday, May 27

High of 21 C for Wednesday

Plus your weekend forecast

Rickter Scale: Testing that time of our lives

Rick Stiebel is a semi-retired local journalist

Saanich lifeguards earn Vital Link awards for cardiac arrest response

Awards from BC Emergency Health Services recognize quick and skillful life-saving

Art and fashion collide for a cause at the Union Club of Victoria

May 26 event benefits Art Gallery of Greater Victoria exhibitions and educational programs

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of May 21

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Were you satisfied with the Game of Thrones series finale?

Millions gathered in front of their televisions Sunday night to watch the… Continue reading

Crackdown on money laundering does not include federal public inquiry: minister

An independent report commissioned concluded $7.4 billion was laundered in B.C. last year

Trudeau’s action plan on climate change brings B.C. politician out of retirement

Terry Lake, a former B.C. health minister, is running for federal office in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo

Survey finds minimal progress in Canadian military’s fight against sexual misconduct

1.6 per cent of regular-force members — 900 military personnel — reported having been victims of sexual assaults over past year

Thetis housing project clouded by confusion

View Royal mayor clarifies details about Capital Region Housing Corporation project

Raptors beat Bucks 120-102 to even series at 2-2

Lowry pours in 25 as Toronto moves within two games of NBA Finals

Body of missing snowmobiler recovered from Great Slave Lake

Police confirm the body is that of one of three missing snowmobilers

Most Read