Local builder’s donation will help feed those living rough
Southside Group as seen here on Thursday, December 17, 2020 (Bryan Bicknell / CTV News)
LONDON, ONT. -- A major donation by a London builder will help feed less fortunate Londoners.
The London Food Bank has just revealed that Southside Construction Group has donated $100,000, which will go toward the food bank’s homeless meal program.
The program works in conjunction with the city to feed those who are living rough.
Food bank co-director Glen Pearson said Southside is also challenging other businesses to raise a matching total through the London Community Foundation.
Pearson said the donation couldn’t have come at a better time.
"We’ve been helping folks that are living down by the river. There’s about 130-140 people that are there during the warm months, so we started the homeless lunch program with RBC Place. We’ve been doing that for months. And as the cold weather was coming the city knew it needed to do something. So it’s got some trailers and some other things. It’s going to roll out over the course of the next few weeks."