The innocent desire of a six-year-old girl to help people who are homeless has spurred her grandmother in Port Alberni to help the Bread of Life.
Diana Smith’s grand-daughter, who lives in Nanaimo, became aware there are people who don’t have a place to live.
“She wanted to invite the homeless people to live in her tree fort,” Smith relates.
When that wasn’t an option she thought it would be a good idea to put food in Ziploc bags to distribute snacks to homeless people.
That simple act had a ripple effect: Smith asked if Starbucks would sell her some disposable coffee cups for the Bread of Life, but they instead donated 600 cups.
Tyler’s No Frills also donated items for meals at Bread of Life when Smith asked for a simple donation.
“To think that this all began with one little girl and her heart for those in need.”