This past Sunday, Dawson Group employees from Kamloops and 100 Mile House came together to at Kamloops United Church to help serve dinner with the People in Transition (PIT) Stop Program.
Dawson Group wanted to provide help and positively impact lives for those utilizing the PIT Stop program.
PIT Stop started at Kamloops United Church in the late 1990s as a way to help the marginalized citizens of Kamloops. PIT Stop’s goal is to provide a healthy, caring and positive environment for people who may be experiencing the effects of poverty. PIT Stop fills a need in Kamloops by serving meals for that may have experienced or are currently experiencing trauma.
This year, nearly 20 Dawson employees volunteered their Sunday afternoon (Sept. 18) to help prepare and serve dinner. Volunteers were split into a pair of three hour shifts. Duties performed were preparation and serving of a meal, setting and packing up tables and chairs; and kitchen and dining room cleanup. It was estimated that more than 130 guests enjoyed a warm and nutritious dinner that evening. Leftover meals were frozen and will be distributed as guests require them throughout the week.
Last year, Dawson Group helped PIT Stop by building stainless steel kitchen carts to assist with food preparation and delivery.