Alberta man donating to end hunger
Sixty-year-old Geoff Gyles has left behind a special donation in every Canadian province and territory over the past several weeks.
From June 2 to July 10, the Alberta resident has visited the capital cities and donated $10,000 in each city, plus another $10,000 to a national organization, Breakfast for Learning, for a total of $150,000.
He was in Prince Edward Island last week with a big cheque for the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry, which distributes food to P.E.I. families
It’s all part of his trip across the country on a “journey to end hunger”.
His cross-country tour is an attempt to raise awareness of the problem of hunger in Canada and make a real difference by donating a total of $150,000 towards fighting child hunger.
“In a country with as many resources as Canada, we have the means to eradicate child hunger,” said Gyles.
“I want to do something tangible something real to address this problem and encourage others to do the same. That’s why I’m going on this journey.”
His journey is also a personal journey — the fulfilment of a lifelong desire to drive across the country and see it all at once.
As a 10-year-old child in 1967, he watched Canada’s Centennial celebrations on television and dreamed about travelling to all the places he saw.
For more information, visit http://www.journey2endhunger.com.