Elsipogtog volunteers open soup kitchen to help those struggling with addictions

The people behind a soup kitchen at Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick say it’s a way to meet the needs of the community’s most vulnerable and to let people know they’re loved even when they’re struggling with addictions.

After a community-wide drug bust on Sept.10, Olivia Gehue reached out to chief and council, got the keys to the old grocery store building and started serving soup. She said she always wanted to provide services to people struggling with addictions in the community, about 55 kilometres north of Moncton, but the bust was a turning point.

“My main goal through it all was to make them feel like someone cared for them, to make them feel as though they still belong,” said Gehue. Full story here.

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