envisioning a world FREE OF AN opioid crisis, homelessness and hunger

Because everyone deserves health care, housing, and happiness

TAKING A STAND AGAINST THE OPIOID CRISIS, HOMELESSNESS, AND FOOD WASTE

Several of us have lived experience ourselves.

Our team is from all walks of life and dedicated to helping and uplifting our communities through various grassroots initiatives.

Food For The Soul Project Society in Maple Ridge and Abbotsford

IT ALL STARTED WITH FOOD DELIVERY AROUND METRO VANCOUVER

In 2018, Aida brought a group of like-minded individuals together to cook and deliver meals to shelters around Metro Vancouver. She had also recently completed her counselling program and led mental health workshops at the same locations. She decided to call the whole initiative “Food For The Soul”.

In 2019 while road tripping across Canada, it dawned upon Aida that the community needed more beyond food and counselling. With the help of her family, she expanded essential services to include medical and housing supports for those struggling with homelessness, poverty, and opioid use disorder.

Our history

November 2019

Grand opening of the OAT clinic in Maple Ridge

Around 20 patients challenged by opioid use disorder were visiting the clinic on a regular basis for OAT (opioid agonist therapy)

At present we have over 250 clinic users

November 2019
February 2020

The beginning of the food program

We partnered with Immigrant Link Centre Society and FoodMesh who provided us over 400 pounds of food a week to distribute out of our office to over 25 people in need based in Maple Ridge

At present we deliver over 2000 pounds of food to over 150 people in need around Maple Ridge, Mission, and Abbotsford

February 2020
January 2021

Establishing our first transitional home

We got the keys for our first home in Abbotsford during the pandemic, aiming to provide housing to those transitioning from treatment back into the community

At present we have 11 transitional homes around Abbotsford providing housing for around 50 people

January 2021

oUR VALUES

Collaboration

We acknowledge that together we are greater than the sum of our parts. We look out for each other and our local community.

Empathy

We live our lives with holistic care for one another. We are all human, after all.

Authenticity

We do not discriminate against anybody and see strength in our differences in personalities and ideas. We encourage daring to be different.

Humility

While striving to be the best, we don’t pretend to know everything. We listen to feedback from our community and each other in order to learn and grow.

Growth Mindset

Continual improvement is how we become our best selves. We believe that through hard work we can constantly improve.

Fun

Enjoyment is the greatest reward. We are passionate about our work and treat our colleagues and customers as friends, because they are.

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