Vinnies Soup Vans Deliver Food 7 Days a week
Most days, mother of four, Dina, struggles to feed her young family. She would visit the Vinnies Soup Vans to collect four sandwiches for school lunches and often skipped meals herself:
“I can’t keep up. I have little money left for food after I pay for the rent and electricity. That is why I get sandwiches from the soup van, it helps with the school lunches."
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number people coming to Vinnies desperate for a meal has risen by 25%. Today, Vinnies Soup Vans deliver food seven days a week:
"Since COVID it has been really difficult. I was scared too. If the soup vans didn’t come, I had no food for my children. I was so happy that the Vinnies volunteers gave me hampers with fresh food. I was able to cook for my children and it gave me great pride to be able to care and provide for them."