Every day, the Ottawa Mission serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to anywhere from 300 to 500 people. The Mission is a homeless shelter in downtown Ottawa that provides a warm place to sleep, nutritious meals every day, clothing, clean shower facilities and free toiletries. They also offer addiction treatment programs, medical and dental care, education support, job training and housing support to those committed to turning their lives around.
This week, our Iceberg team took part in the Mission’s sandwich and snack program, providing nutritious lunches to people staying at the shelter. We set up an assembly line and our staff pitched in to put together 170 ham and turkey sandwiches and 75 trail mix snack bags. The ingredients were purchased through money raised by staff last December in our holiday charity drive.
We always encourage our team to make a difference in other people’s lives, when they’re working with clients, colleagues or in the community at large. It’s humbling to think that something as small as a sandwich can have such a big impact for people in our community.
About the Mission:
- 1,696 individuals found shelter with The Ottawa Mission during the year.
- The average length of stay was 44 days.
- The average age of residents was 42 years.
- An average of 231 people were sheltered every night.
- An average of 1,300 meals are served each day