On Saturday, September 24, 2016, Lotus Light Charity Society held its ninth hot meals distribution event of the year for the homeless and impoverished residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside community. The monthly food and snacks distribution in the Downtown Eastside’s Oppenheimer Park, has become a regular event enjoyable by the local residents. On Saturday, over 250 people lined up for a hot lunch provided by the Lotus Light Charity Society.
The food served by LLCS volunteers included Chicken Fried Rice, Fried Rice Noodle with Soy Sauce, Apple Juice and Bottled water and Chips. There were also Chinese Mooncakes and Fresh Pomelos from the president Master Lian Tzi. This month’s Hot Meal program is sponsored by Cathy, the owner of Western Lake Restaurant, and Gary, owner of Donald’s Market (2332 E Hastings St. Van), as well as Save-On-Foods Bentall Street and Terra Bread Bakery Olympic Village. Cathy of Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant and her friend also brought their families members to help the food distribution. Donald’s Market not only provided meat for our meals, they also donated a gift card to our upcoming Winter Charity Drive 2016.
Overall, LLCS was able to provide a much needed hot meal to over 250 homeless and impoverished residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside community.
Lotus Light charity’s hot meal program wouldn’t have been possible without help from our generous sponsors and the hard work of LLCS volunteers. Together, we were able to provide the much needy food and made some meaningful difference in the lives of over 250 homeless and impoverished residents.
However, these events wouldn’t be possible without contributions from fellow members of our community, whether it be through volunteering, sponsoring a meal, or making a small monetary donation — so if you would like to contribute to this ongoing project and make sure LLCS can continue to hold such events in the future, please consider contacting LLCS to volunteer, help sponsor our next event, or make a donation. Simply contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-685-5548, or donate online through the link below. Thanks for everybody’s ongoing support!