Plenty of acts of kindness are shining through the darkness as communities and businesses seek to help out during the COVID-19 situation.
One restaurant in Ottawa has stepped up to create 2,000 COVID-19 care packages for local residents who need them most.
Mahmoud complied and then set to work asking for community donations from local stores and suppliers to create care packages containing things like pastas, rice, dairy and fresh fruit with each one aiming to feed a senior for 10 to 12 days.
“At first I thought we’d feed a thousand to 1,500 people if we got lucky,” Mahmoud told CTV News. “And today suppliers started showing up with all this food. Trucks and trucks of food, way more than we expected.”
He said he doesn’t know how long the donations will continue but that they’re taking it one box at a time.