Right now, more than any other time in recent memory, our most vulnerable neighbours are at risk. Your help is urgently needed to provide life-saving care for as many hurting and hungry men, women, and children as possible! Please help today — just $2.70 provides a hot meal and care this Christmas.

After losing his job, Wayne watched as his life began to collapse all around him. He couldn’t keep up with the bills and it wasn’t long before he lost his home. Wayne found himself homeless, hungry, and all alone on the streets of Edmonton.

“I didn’t want to live anymore because of the discouragement on the street. I didn’t know where to go. I cried. I was angry. I was on the street by myself — walking alone, sleeping alone.”


Sometimes the hunger was unbearable for Wayne. There were days that he hardly ate anything at all. But it wasn’t long before Wayne found his way to Hope Mission — where his life would be forever changed.

A staff member approached Wayne in the food line and told him about Breakout, Hope Mission’s addiction recovery program for men.

“Since I’ve been in the breakout program, it’s been a dramatic change. I have my hope back. I’m not discouraged. I’m not suicidal. I’m starting to get confidence.”

For Wayne, it was a simple hot meal that sparked hope. This year, Wayne hopes to see many others like him feel the love of God through a hot meal, shelter, and encouragement.

“When hope comes — however it comes, whether it’s through a hot meal at Christmas time or bringing back memories through that, it could save a person’s life.”

This Christmas, you can provide a meal and life-saving care for a hurting and hungry neighbour for just $2.70. For many, a simple meal can be the beginning of a journey towards healing, hope, and transformation.