10 a.m., March 9)
businesses team up for Ottawa Mission barbecue
By Fred Sherwin
local BBQ catering company, an Orléans butcher
and a prominent retailer are joining forces this Sunday
to provide a special barbeque lunch for The Union Mission
in downtown Ottawa.
Lavergne Western Beef and Giant Tiger are providing the
cooking staff and the food to cook up a special lunch
for The Mission and their clients between 11:20 p.m. and
saw an opportunity to help people in our community - in
this case Ottawa's homeless," says Mathieu Flosse,
owner of Meatings.ca. "It's a great way to make a
difference, and I'm pleased my company was able to partner
with Lavergne Western Beef, which is providing all the
sausages, and Giant Tiger, which is providing all the
buns for the lunch.'
Ric Watson, who is the manager of food services at The
Mission, says the staff and cleints are very grateful
for the opportunity to enjoy a BBQ lunch.
are delighted to see Meatings.ca, Lavergne Western Beef
and Giant Tiger come together to provide people who are
homeless and hungry with a delicious lunch," says
Watson. "It's a special treat."
Mission serves roughly 420,000 meals to people who are
homeless over the course of the year.
As an added treat, a local barber from The House of Barons
will also be set up inside The Ottawa Mission offering
free haircuts to men at the shelter from 11:00 a.m. until
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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