People baking loaves in a kitchen

Hope-To-Go is an exciting Compass program that provides lunches for souls in need of a meal on Tuesdays and Thursdays when The Compass Market is closed. Managed by long-time Compass volunteer, Cathy Hetherman, Hope-To-Go provided 8,000 meals to our south Mississauga neighbours in need in 2021. All the ingredients used by our volunteer Compass kitchen team for the Hope-To-Go program are generously donated by Cousin’s Market. 

This month, after more than 2 years of take-out lunches, we were finally in a position to offer indoor sit-down meals once again! This is so important for two reasons: first, our clients are able to experience the new Compass facility. It is a remarkable feat of love and planning and we are so excited to be able to share it with our community, especially those who are experiencing food insecurity and homelessness. Secondly, we finally get to restore the sense of family and community that is so much a part of The Compass ethos and that we couldn’t offer during the first 2 years of Covid. At last people are back at dining tables connecting and feeling at rest while eating these healthy and nutritious meals.

We can not begin to tell you how invaluable the support of Cousin’s Market is to our Tuesday and Thursday Hope-To-Go program and to the multitudes of souls that they nourish and serve. We are all feeling the weight of the increased food prices, however, our Compass clients are truly reeling with an inability to purchase food for themselves and their families. The gifts that Cousin’s gives to us so we can produce nutritious meals is a true act of community love and we never take a single meal for granted.

The Cousin’s Market catering staff are remarkable. We feel like they are part of the blessings and help us fill the needs of our hungry clients twice a week. We will continue to be very mindful of stretching every dollar when we create menus. Thank you, Cousin’s Market! You show us every week that your community matters to you and we are incredibly grateful.

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