Red Deer is a tough place to be homeless. With winter temperatures dipping below -40C at times, being outdoors for an extended period of time is out of the question. Fortunately, places like the Warming Centre provide a warm and safe environment during extended cold periods. The city of Red Deer funds the Centre during the winter months but these funds rarely stretch towards the extra cost of providing meals.
The Red Deer Warming Centre relies almost solely on volunteers and donations to provide meals during the day, often with just peanut butter and bread available to eat.
Novamen employees are committed to providing and serving at least one or two wholesome and nutritious meals per month.