TORONTO, Ont. (October 11, 2022) –Thanksgiving season is here. It’s the day of giving, sharing & being thankful for all the blessings God has given us. People in Canada celebrate this special occasion by spending time with their families and sharing delicious meals together. However, celebrating Thanksgiving Day isn’t a luxury for the less privileged families in our community. Just like every other family, they also wish to celebrate this day with their loved ones but are compelled to suppress their wishes as they struggle to meet their daily needs.

“Rising inflation is making it harder for our community people to afford a decent meal for their families this Thanksgiving season”, said Emmanuel Animodi, the Director of Afro-Canadian Development.

We see their pain; we feel their sadness & disappointment. Therefore, our charity organization (Afro Canadian Development Inc.) had taken a small initiative with the hope to give little joy to those needy families in our community through our “Thanksgiving Food Drive” event on October 10, 2022. On this day, we were able to provide free thanksgiving meals and snacks to those families so they can share them with their loved ones to celebrate this auspicious day.

Initially, the event took place at Fire of Miracle Ministries Church where we were able to serve 10 needy families with cookies and snacks, rice, chicken, soup, water and coffee. “I am very grateful to Afro Canadian Development Inc. who made it possible for me and my family to enjoy these delicious meals together to celebrate this Thanksgiving Day.”, says Anthoniya, one of the community members who joined us with her family.

Eventually, we went to George Street, Toronto with all our food items to feed the needy and homeless people as well. “We are delighted to celebrate this year’s Thanksgiving Day together with our community. We are hoping to impact more community people in the future”, says Mr. Animodi.

Finally, we would like to thank all of our supporting partners – Second Harvest, Branded Bites and Inside Lagos Kitchen for their kind and generous food donation. Moreover, we really appreciate all of our volunteers’ efforts to make this event successful. Happy Thanksgiving.

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