On Aug. 24, the Inner City Home of Sudbury hosted two fine-dining experiences as part of the Good Karma Cafe, raising $6,860 in support of its programming for the lonely and less fortunate of Greater Sudbury.
Part of that total was thanks to a $1,500 donation from the Knights of Columbus.
The event included celebrity servers Gerry Lougheed Jr., Ken MacKenzie, Dario Zurich, Marcus Schwabe, Jean Cousineau and Joe Drago.
Inner City Home offers free counselling in a variety of areas, including budgeting, building self esteem and life management. In addition they operate two emergency food banks, which support around 900 households every month.
With no government support, the agency has to raise $200,000in public funding every year in order to continue the work that they do.
“Times are particularly tough for people right now,” said Jennifer Grooms, executive director of the Inner City Home of Sudbury in a press release.
“The cost of living increase, the unaffordable housing and school starting right around the corner - families just can’t make ends meet.”
She said more people are accessing the emergency food banks as a result, particularly Sudbury’s seniors.
Find more information on the Inner City Home of Sudbury as well as contact information for those looking to volunteer online here.