In all my years of volunteering I would say that today (which has been the culmination of months of hard work) has been one of the most gratifying days ever. In a nutshell I have recently sourced enough free food to supply both the newly formed Piikani Food Bank and Piikani Soup Kitchen ad infinitum, and today we had the opening 'ceremony' for both endeavours. This is purely a Piikani Nation Homeless Working Group initiative (of which I am the only 'employee'), and therefore a huge feather in the cap for Frontiers Foundation.
I have enclosed a photo of the opening (we had an elder give a blessing and had a ribbon cutting, followed by the feeding of the homeless and food hampers to take home - all from the food bank/soup kitchen). As I say, it has been a lot of hard work and I may have had to 'bulldoze' my way forward on occasion due to 'nay-sayers' but when it means the homeless are fed and warm (we had snow here today!) then bursting a few people's egos is worth it.
With our compliments, please enjoy our latest quadrennial report herewith. Project AMIK II (on the cover) and AMIK III with a total of 42 all-aboriginal apartments in Toronto are breaking ground in the next weeks.