Our Heroes – Aug. 2022

Huge thanks to Penny Bertrand for donating two VIP tickets to RBC Bluesfest, including a meal and back-stage tour!   Penny has generously donated these tickets for years, helping us promote donations to A Taste for Life.

We drew a random name from all Taste donations and the lucky winner was Erik Faure!

Photo showing Erik Faire, the winner of the draw for Bluesfest tickets, at the event with a friend.
Erik (r) at Bluesfest with friend David.

We are in awe of the initiative and resourcefulness of Khadija El Hilali, who founded Support Sistem.  She raised funds to purchase several months’ worth of food for 200 families and donated 20 of those family packages to Bruce House!  These packages included juice, frozen meats, rice, paste, cereal, apple sauce, tomato paste, pasta sauce, pancake flour, granola bars, oil, onions, potatoes, and more. She is an inspiration.

Photo of Khadija El Hilali and friends with boxes of food
Khadija El Hilali and friends with boxes of food.