Faith Leaders Come Together for Interfaith Food Drive for the Ottawa Food Bank this Mother's Day WeekendWritten by Staff Writer
Good Samaritans invite Ottawa to join in an Inter-Faith Food Drive to feed the poor and show heartistic unity with their neighbours’ faith communities.
At a time when many religious are vulnerable, we stand for Inter-Faith Solidarity.
All believers in the National Capital region are invited to bring non-perishable food items to their place of worship on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 10, 11, or 12 and the place of worship is asked to drive the food to our central drop off point in the parking lot behind the main Ottawa Mosque, 251 Northwestern Avenue.
“It is our hope that by working together for a common good, the diversity in our lived-out mission to care for ALL neighbours will remedy and overwhelm the racial and religious tension within our communities.” Rev. JoAnne Lam, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada.
To date Good Samaritans Inter-Faith Food Drive has collected almost six tons of food for the Ottawa Food Bank.
The general public is also welcome to participate. Donations can be dropped off on Friday May 10, Saturday, May 11 or Sunday, May 12 from Noon until 6pm at our central drop off point in the parking lot behind the main Ottawa Mosque, 251 Northwestern Avenue.
Partners: Capital Region Interfaith Council, Ottawa Muslim Association, Women’s Federation for World Peace - Ottawa, and the Dymon Group of Companies.
The Good Samaritans Leadership Mosaic: Elder Albert Dumont, Fr. Jacques Kabangu, Imam Zijad Delic, Rabbi Reuven Bulka, Mrs. Behnaz Bahrami, Rev. Anthony Bailey, Ms. Maureen Stark, Sr. Nazira Tareen, Rev. John Wilker-Blakely, Rev. JoAnne Lam, Rev Jim Pot, Katherine Forster, and Adam Odwar.