The Global & Community Action Group has chosen to use the earnings received from the Chris Gaffney Fund this year to support Erwin’s Fine Baking and Delicatessen with their sandwich token project. Erwin’s is selling small wooden tokens for $2.25 each which can be exchanged for a nutritious ‘breakfast in a bun’ at the bakery. These tokens can be given to panhandlers on the street, instead of cash, ensuring that those who are hungry can get something to eat.
G&CA has purchased 140 tokens, half of which are available to be given out by KUC, the remainder have been donated to other agencies to distribute, including Mt. Paul United, Kamloops Alliance Church, Elizabeth Fry Society, Canadian Mental Health Ass’n, and the Life Skills Development Project.