This year, The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light celebrates not only the 60th year of service in the Downtown Eastside, but presented the 3rd Annual Hope in the Inner City: Soup Kitchen Gala.
The goal of this year’s event is to raise funds for The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light Anchor of Hope. The Anchor of Hope is home to a daily drop-in centre, a 40 bed capacity shelter, an outreach team and community church. This facility is a central point of contact for the community and essential in the road to recovery.
The event welcomed executive guest chef, David Robertson of The Dirty Apron Cooking School. A unique feature to the evening has guests collect their soup course in a food line style. The program will also feature the presentation of the Life Changer Award to past client, Arthur Thompson, and the Corporate Partner Award to Accenture for their continued work, active support and service to the community.
The evening is hosted and driven by Andrew and Stephanie Hungerford who have a strong connection and passion for the work being done at The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light. This year’s event raised $190,000.
Shares, Executive Director, Major Judy Regemay, “we are so grateful for the support our community has shown us over the last 60 years, and particularly at the Hope in the Inner City: Soup Kitchen Gala. We have had 60 years of miracles at Harbour Light, and together we can continue to offer hope, shelter, and comfort to those in need.”