Letter to the editor 4, May 23, 2019

Thank you

Dear Editor,

Grannies Aid for Africa was delighted with the community response to its soup competition and lunch on May 3. It was a sold out event! We would especially like to thank the local restaurants who provided soups. They were Crème Brulee who prepared the leek soup, Juniper’s who prepared a butternut squash soup, Café Campagne who prepared a curried lentil soup, Que de Bonnes Choses who prepared a Moroccan vegetable soup, and Zeina’s Kitchen who provided a Mediterranean style cream of vegetable soup. Special mention goes to Stuart Le baron of Baron’s Bites who won this year’s trophy for his sweet potato and red pepper soup.

We also wish to thank Lea Durocher of Centre Décor Hudson who contributed financially allowing us to send most of the proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention that The Journal, particularly the wonderful article written by James Armstrong, was enormously helpful in publicizing the event.

We look forward to doing this again next year. The proceeds of all of our work go to help grassroots organizations who work at the community level to help families restructure and thrive after the devastation of the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Our main focus is grandmothers who have taken over raising their grandchildren following the death of their own children to the pandemic. We are one of over 250 similar groups across Canada and in Britain and Australia. We always welcome new members.

Once again, thanks to all who participated or attended. We cannot do it without you!

Dolores Meade


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