Dew Drop Inn Gives Thanks for Community Support

DDI Soup Kitchen Manager; Julio Chiodo (centre) accepts a donation of 50 pies for the DDI Thanksgiving dinner from Metro (Grandview Mall) Bakery Staff,  Assistant Manager; Colleen Swiderski and Store Manager; Chris Sorel

DDI Soup Kitchen Manager; Julio Chiodo (centre) accepts a donation of 50 pies for the DDI Thanksgiving dinner from Metro (Grandview Mall) Bakery Staff, Assistant Manager; Colleen Swiderski and Store Manager; Chris Sorel

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”Margaret Mead

These words were brought to life at the Dew Drop Inn’s annual Thanksgiving Day dinner by the many thoughtful and caring people in our community who donated food, made monetary donations and volunteered their time to assist in cooking and serving the meal.  

Preparing a dinner of this magnitude for so many people is no mean feat.  It takes a lot of food, a lot of volunteers and much preparation behind the scenes in the days and weeks before we open our doors on Thanksgiving Day.

This year, we have been most humbled by the outpouring of support from the community and want to say a huge thank you to the many individuals, community groups and businesses who have responded to our appeals for food and monetary donations, brought in fresh produce from their gardens, conducted food drives and raised funds on our behalf.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our many dedicated volunteers who assist us, not only on Thanksgiving, but every single day of the year.  You are the heart and soul of our organization and we simply could not do what we do without you.

Finally, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge our caring and committed support staff who; like a well-oiled machine, work together to ensure that we are able to open our doors each day.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of St. Andrew Soup Kitchen Inc., I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all of you for your support of the Dew Drop Inn and for making a difference in the lives of the people that we serve in our community.

Sincerely,

Paul Deighton, President