Kelowna's Indian food restaurants providing meals for homeless

Hot meals for city's homeless

A longtime Kelowna restaurant owner will be providing dinner for many of Kelowna's homeless population Thursday.

The COVID-19 pandemic, and resulting slow down of the economy, has hit everyone hard, including the city's most vulnerable.

Gurvinder Momi, owner of Dawett, Da Tandoor and Chutney Indian Cuisine, along with realtor Gary Judge and Karam Kler of Forever Destiny Homes will be delivering dinner to the Kelowna Gospel Mission Thursday afternoon to help during these difficult times.

In addition to feeding those staying at the Gospel Mission on Leon Avenue, they'll also be delivering food to those staying at the city-sanctioned camp at Recreation Avenue.

“We all are going through tough times during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Judge. “Our community has supported us during the good times, we would like to help and give back to our community, our people, and support them as much as we can during these difficult and uncertain times.”

In addition to the delicious food, the show of support provides a morale boost for those struggling in the community.

“We feel incredibly supported by our community during this difficult time,” said Kelowna Gospel Mission Executive Director Randy Benson.

“Our residents and people living without a home are really struggling right now, cut off from many services. It’s hard to stay home when you don’t have a home.

“We’re so grateful to have this group of friends, including a top Kelowna restaurant, provide a delicious meal to people who are at a low point in their lives.”

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