The Ontario Government recognized the volunteers of St. Peter St. Paul Coptic church in Oakville during the COVID-19 pandemic. The church has 2 groups with more than 100 volunteers working very hard in the local area.

Salt of the Earth

1. Since the Covid-19 crisis started this year, our church service group “Salt of the Earth” has been very diligent in helping out with “Food for Life”. Every Wednesday they would distribute food through one of its programs on Dorval Dr. in Oakville. They also formed a group of 7 volunteers who alternate every Thursday to go pack grocery bags in the Warehouse of Food for Life in Burlington. These bags have been delivered to all friends and neighbours in need across the Halton Region.  There has been a dramatic increase in need of their food services during these unprecedented times. Together “Salt of the Earth” & “Food for Life” have been providing food and impacting lives. They are genuine Food Heros!.

Make Friends In Hamilton

2. Make Friends in Hamilton is a dedicated a team during the COVID-19 pandemic of around 30 volunteers helping more than 100 less fortunate individuals with no access to consistent shelter or a hot meal. Adhering to all provincial and medical guidelines, the team divided themselves into 3 groups, one for material and content preparation, one for handing out the goods, and another for oversight, sanitization and administration. Volunteers felt rewarded being able to help those in need in such difficult times.

” I was pleased to present to the Volunteers from Salt of the Earth And Make Friends In Hamilton at St.Peter and St. Paul Coptic Orthodox church In Oakville special recognition by Premier Ford and the Oakville North-Burlington Spirit Award for their charitable efforts donating, packing and delivering food to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic” Effie Triantafilopoulos  said in her statement.