AGENDA: treating thOSE IN NEED, like OUR family
The Penny's Kitchen Campaign was inspired by Jey's grandmother Rufina "Penny" Vergara. "My mom's side of the family came from a small town in the Philippines called San Jose, Batangas. There are a lot of homeless kids, and people in poverty in our neighbourhood over there, so my grandmother used to make food for them, feed them, and give them wash cloths to wash themselves. She was the most kind-hearted person I know, so this campaign is definitely inspired by her. May she Rest In Peace, and I know she would be happy that I'm passing her generosity on in our community" - Jey Flores
Our partners Benedict Labre House (La Maison Benoît Labre) will be hosting the Penny's Kitchen service.
We will be distributing care packs to those in need in different areas of Montreal with our partners Hungry Box. Each care pack will contain a healthy meal, hygiene pack and an invitation to Penny's Kitchen food service.
Penny's Kitchen SERVICE
Penny's Kitchen Service will take place at the Benedict Labre House (La Maison Benoît Labre) in Montreal, where we will make a healthy and delicious meal for 3 services (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner). We will be filling the venue with beautiful artwork from local artists, and also have live entertainment by local musicians. Our guests will be served by a server (not like the typical cafeteria line up). We want to create an atmosphere for the less fortunate where they can enjoy culture, sit back, relax and have a stress-free day. We want to treat them like an equal in society, by providing them with the same amenities as anyone else in this setting.
- Barbers & Hair Stylists
- Internet Stations
- Clothing Station
- Sleeping accomodations
- and more...
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
- Donate Money, Services, Clothes, Hygiene Items, and more...
- Local artists can donate some of their work for the cause, and hang them up in the venue
- Volunteer (Care Pack distribution, wait staff at venue, barbers, hair stylists, musicians, and more...)