Covid-19 Community Caring Drive

Lotus Light Raises Rice to Help those in Need

Press Release Jun 15, 2021

Lotus Light Raises Rice Funds to Help those in Need

On June 15th, the provincial government announced that BC will be entering Phase 2 of the four-step restart plan, including lifting restrictions on travel within B.C. However, the previous public health safety protocols will remain in place during Phase 2, including the mandate to wear a mask in all indoor public spaces while simultaneously maintaining physical distance.

The Lotus Light Charity Society stated that as the provincial government moves forward with the restart plan, the charity will not only continue its emergency relief projects but will also gradually resume regular charity projects. So far, the charity has resumed its annual rice donation to food bank programs and is actively raising funds to deliver rice to help low-income families in the community.

Simultaneously, volunteers are also currently collecting funds for dry food products and personal protection equipment to prepare hampers for the charity’s inner-city school project. The hampers will be distributed to inner-city school students before the school summer break at the end of June to help students from low-income families.

Lotus Light Day 2019 Rice Donation

Volunteers have been working diligently and have distributed over 5,000 pieces of dry food, vegetables, fruits, non-perishable items, and personal protection equipment to charities serving low-income families in the community. Hundreds of registered low-income families and individuals have benefited.

On June 9th and the 11th, Lotus Light Charity volunteers also cooked and distributed 240 nutritious and delicious hot meals to low-income seniors living in nearby social housing buildings.

The charity is also planning to hold the annual Lotus Light Charity Community Caring Day (Lotus Light Day) to distribute relief materials and dried food to low-income families, women, seniors and other vulnerable groups in the community. Every year, over a thousand participants enjoy the community care spirit in the DTES with free BBQ, Hot Dogs, coffee, and fruit.

LLCS Covid-19 Community Caring Drive will continue partnering with generous corporations, food warehouses, local food assistance groups, and food distribution hubs to distribute much needed food as well as personal protection equipment to help community members in need. For more information on various Lotus Light’s charity programs, please contact us by email: llcsvancouver@gmail.com, Tel: 604-685-5548, or visit the Lotus Light website: http://vllcs.org.  Lotus Light Charity Society registered number:  BN 14110-4893-RR0001.

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