In a remarkable act of generosity, an elementary school student donated their savings of $33.65 to the Ottawa Food Bank this week.
“I want to thank-you for feeding the people who lost their jobs because of Covid-19,” says the hand-written letter which @OttawaFoodBank posted to Twitter.
This past week, we received a beautiful letter & donation from one of our #HungerHeroes. This hit us right in the feels. 💖
La semaine dernière, nous avons reçu une belle lettre et un don de l'un de nos #HungerHeroes. Merci pour vos paroles extrêmement chaleureuses. 💖 pic.twitter.com/cxCkB62YwH
— Ottawa Food Bank (@OttawaFoodBank) April 20, 2020
In honour of the child’s selfless deed, local restaurant owner Ivan Gedz wrote the food bank a cheque for $3,365… one hundred times the original amount.
We don’t know the child’s name, which is redacted from their letter for privacy, so the memo on this cheque simply says “The Kid.”
Gedz’s restaurant Union Local 613 has been closed since March, but recently announced they will reopen for takeout in a couple of weeks. “When we do,” says Gedz, “all profits will be going to the Ottawa Food Bank. This kid is our inspiration.”
In honour of the kid… pic.twitter.com/c45vdWQ1Bj
— Union Local 613 (@Unionlocal613) April 20, 2020
After seeing this ✉️ from a child who *emptied their piggy bank* to donate $33.65 to the @OttawaFoodBank, a local restaurant steps up to donate $3,365 (!!!) in tribute.
— COVID Kindness (@covidkindnessCA) April 21, 2020