On September 15th and 16th students, alumni, faculty and staff at LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV) prepared, wrapped, boxed and distributed 1,000 sandwiches in East Hastings as part of Eats on the Streets project. The event is an initiative of Help Change My City Alliance – a registered charity that offers support, mentorship and skills training to the Lower Mainland’s homeless, marginalized and at-risk youth. “Eats on the Streets is more than just about handing out free lunch,” says founder Alpha Kirabira, who started the Help Change My City Alliance in 2012. Each lunch prepared for the Downtown Eastside by LCV last week also came with positive notes of encouragement drawn on the bags by the volunteers.
“Our students feel so proud and grateful to be giving their love, hard work and time helping others in need.” Says Teressa Vaccaro, Dean of Student Affairs at LaSalle College Vancouver. LCV will be partnering with Help Change my City and the Eats on The Street Initiative for future events in the community and we are always welcoming new students, alumni, staff, friends and family to come help out. Thank you to all volunteers who made this possible this past weekend!
ABOUT HELP CHANGE MY CITY
Help Change My City Alliance (HCMC Alliance) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of lasting positive change in the lives of multi-barriered (at risk) or homeless youth within Metro Vancouver. The organization’s mission is to empower young people through mentorship, character building, and advanced skill training. HCMC Alliance is committed to equipping youth with employment skills leading to a better and more sustainable future for themselves. The heart of the organization is to support our youth as friends and family as they begin to stand on their own two feet, overcome life obstacles, an celebrate in their accomplishments.