In the face of inflation and sky-high cost of living, UGM's Summer BBQ event was back Saturday, July 15th at Oppenheimer Park. Families living in the Downtown Eastside gathered for fun, friends, and good food — creating happy memories and stepping away from the ongoing obstacles surrounding homelessness, poverty, and addiction.
It was a day full of smiles and laughter as 3000 guests enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs, and freezies and summer joys like face painting, bouncy castles, and a mini-carnival of games.
Check out photos from the day below! (Click to expand)
A special thank you to our donor family, dedicated volunteers, and our lead sponsor, Concert Properties, for making this event possible.
If you would like to support the men, women, and families from the Summer BBQ, you can donate here. Your support will provide meals, shelter, and hot weather relief to help keep our community members safe throughout the summer.