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Thanksgiving Takeaway Meal for the Community

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MEDIA RELEASE

GOOD SHEPHERD’S THANKSGIVING DINNER CONTINUES DESPITE STAFFING SHORTAGES

Monday, October 10 | 2-4:15 p.m.
The Good Shepherd Centre, 135 Mary Street, Hamilton

The wide-ranging effects of COVID-19 have impacted the job market, where commercial and non-profit organizations are experiencing critical staffing shortages. Good Shepherd is not immune, especially in our kitchens and food preparation areas, but we’re determined to continue with our traditional Thanksgiving meal.

True to Good Shepherd’s value of “hospitality”, the Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God are donning their aprons to ensure that the 61-year tradition continues. Brother Richard MacPhee, chief executive officer of Good Shepherd, will be cooking the meals while Brothers and volunteers will help to prepare the meals and serve them to the guests.

“We’re short staffed. I happen to know how to cook, so I’m taking the lead and we’ll make sure this happens,” says Brother Richard. “Good Shepherd is here seven days a week to welcome vulnerable members of our community with acceptance, compassion and hospitality, especially during holidays. Our Thanksgiving meal will continue despite the challenges we face.”

Good Shepherd will provide a nutritious “to-go” meal straight from The Good Shepherd Centre kitchen. The hot turkey Thanksgiving dinner, including vegetables and dessert, is free of charge and is open to everyone in the community. It will be served as a takeaway meal on Monday, October 10, from 2 to 4:15 p.m. at The Good Shepherd Centre, 135 Mary Street, Hamilton.

Are you an experienced cook interested in working at Good Shepherd? Contact us at info@gsch.ca 

Good Shepherd is one of the largest providers of health and human services in the Greater Hamilton area. Work is based on a commitment to restoring hope and dignity to society’s most vulnerable members by providing food and shelter, advocacy, access to government programs, and education. Services include emergency food and clothing services; emergency shelter for men, youth, women and children, and families; mental health crisis support; education; transitional and supportive housing programs; senior support; and hospice palliative care. Services are provided free of charge and without judgment to anyone in need regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, relationship status, disability or addiction issues.

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Contact:

Dave Butler, Communications Manager
dbutler@gsch.ca

Cell: 905.979.0446

Phone: 905.528.5877 x3332

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