This collection goes to alleviating conditions of those poor that can not make ends meet and who need help with groceries. Many are on disability assistance and are struggling with the increasingly high cost of living in Vancouver. You may be surprised to know that some are your neighbouring parishioners here at St. Mary’s. Please give generously what you can as the need has increased this year. Many of those that receive your assistance have told me they pray in thanksgiving and appreciation for your constant support. God Bless!