The legal profession has a long tradition of charity and volunteerism.
I am happy to be a supporter of the Law Society of Upper Canada's Lawyers Feed the Hungry program. I have also volunteered my time at the program; preparing and serving meals, and cleaning up.
The Law Society has operated the program for the past 11 years. Four sit-down meals and three take-away meals are served each week, for a total of 1,600 meals weekly. The program operates out of the Law Society's Cafeteria at Osgoode Hall in at 130 Queen Street West, Toronto.
It is humbling to serve people in need, and I am honoured to be a supporter of this good work. The program costs about $6,000.00 each week, and although most of the support comes from lawyers and the Law Society, donations are welcome from all (plus, you'll get a tax receipt).