The Sunday Sandwiches program offers food to the homeless and less fortunate on Sundays. (Submitted)

Sunday Sandwiches for the less fortunate has begun in the Cowichan Valley

Tent set each Sunday on Truck Road in Duncan

Sarah Ward and her group of volunteers are doing their part to help the less fortunate in the Cowichan Valley.

Ward, the founder of the Stand Up Cowichan group that helps those who slip through society’s cracks, has begun “Sunday Sandwiches” in Duncan, where homeless people can get free sandwiches each Sunday.

Ward said there are no organized meal programs for financially disadvantaged people on Sundays in the area and decided to step in and fill the breach.

“We try to help where we can, and saw the need for this service,” she said.

“The response from the community so far has been overwhelming, and we’ve received lots of food and signed up lots of volunteers so far.”

Ward said Sunday Sandwiches operates from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. each Sunday in a tent in the parking lot of Bike Works at 51 Trunk Rd.

She said plans are to operate each Sunday, except for New Year’s Eve and Christmas Eve this year, which fall on Sundays, because there will be church dinners and other events for the homeless on those days.

“We help where we can, and we’re always happy to help those in need of it,” she said.

For more information, check out Stand Up Cowichan’s Facebook page.



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