Al­berta man do­nat­ing to end hunger

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND - COM­MU­NITY

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.

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