It started off with a hot turkey dinner at St. Patrick’s Church in downtown Maple Ridge on Thanksgiving Day, Monday.
This week, a few other follow-up events will focus on the fact that it’s Homelessness Action Week in Metro Vancouver.
This Thursday, there will be a Food Truck Festival in Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Big Red’s Poutine, Hunger Management and Wings food trucks will all be there offering meals at $10 a plate in honour of World Food Day.
Clients from the temporary homeless shelter on Lougheed Highway and the shelter at the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries will be provided one meal ticket as well.
Later that night at 7 p.m., in Maple Ridge council chambers, people can take in a movie about homelessness titled “Us and Them.”
Both shelters are having other events for the residents during the week.
According to the Stop Homelessness website, Homelessness Action Week is an opportunity to get involved in activities in the community. The website is a project of Metro Vancouver’s regional homelessness group.
“Through spreading the word about homelessness action through education, advocacy, and social media activity, the hope is to raise awareness of this very important subject which affects all our communities.”