Union Gospel Mission Annual BBQ – An Event that saves lives!

The bbq at beautiful Crab Park was an amazing success. Our Train of Heart & Hope ran full steam throughout the day – almost 900 happy passengers laughed and let their cares go as we toured around the park. We handed out 231 teddy bears with Save-On Meats meal tokens attached. Almost 5,000 meals were served and the gratitude from the attendees touched us so deeply – next year we’ll have to remember to bring 100 boxes of kleenex for our tears of joy!

We are once again going to participate in the UGM Annual Barbecue on July 25th, 2015. It’s a can’t miss celebration! This community event offers a host of family-friendly activities such as rides on the Train of Heart & Hope, lots of great food, a bouncy castle, face painting, a myriad of mini-carnival games, and of course, cotton candy.

Kids and adults alike can enjoy the music and delicious food. Like UGM’s other large community meals, the BBQ helps make the season fun and memorable for so many who struggle day to day. But its potential impact is actually much more profound. UGM meals are a chance for those struggling with homelessness, addiction and chronic poverty to connect with UGM outreach workers, and to become acquainted with the assistance available to them.