We rely entirely on the generosity of the Alberni Valley to keep our program alive. We have no direct government funding and avoid the application for a provincial gaming grant as we believe that many of our guests have challenges with gambling. This is a local organization that helps local people to help local people. Over our 35 years Port Alberni has been extremely generous to us and to our guests. We confidently expect that this "City with a Heart" will continue to support us. We use cash donations to support our program. We do not use donations to buy food. From food drives or gleaning we are able to provide nutritious meals for our guests. We need donations for salaries, building maintenance (it is very old!), utilities and food recovery pickup. We also have a Wish List . . .