"Feed My Sheep"

FEEDING THE HOMELESS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


VISION

Those who currently live on the streets of major cities must be rehabilitated and brought back into 'civilisation' as we call it today. They might not all be eager to return, but they must be given the opportunity. The process would be in stages as they need healthcare (and some must be removed from a life of drugs and prostitution), clothing and shelter, and need to be provided with a nutritional diet until they can fend for themselves - which infers some re-education to bring them back (or for the first time) into the workforce of the 21st century. Eradication of such lifestyles may never be complete, but most should eagerly accept the opportunity to improve themselves.

MISSION

This is PART TWO of the project "Feed my sheep" - our mission here is local as compared to Part ONE (Agriculture) which is global. It forms one part of meeting all the needs of the homeless, which are food, clothing, health-care and shelter. The latter will be met at least in part by a new, responsible government post-NESARA, and by other humanitarian projects.

MANAGEMENT

Overseer:
Dr Milson Macleod is bi-lingual English-German, well-traveled, and has a wide business background, including over two decades of experience in materials management in a major municipal government. He introduced guidelines and procedures in the purchasing field, and was highly regarded as both a researcher and problem solver. Developer of multiple humanitarian and environmental projects, which were initially proposed as business investments, and which also include hotel management and food services. A paradigm pioneer.

Catering Manager, Distribution Manager and Chief Financial Officer: still to be selected.

FINANCE

Funds are required to obtain, renovate or build and maintain premises in each city for a central kitchen; to purchase an adequate number of mobile kitchen vehicles; to employ requisite staff, as well as to purchase the daily requirements of foodstuffs and beverages to maintain the service.

There will also be the cost of central administration once expansion takes place.

COMPETITION
This is a non-profit operation, therefore there is no competition as such. There are other small groups which provide similar services on a small scale (see Background to the Project on page 5). These other services are supported by manufacturers and distributors who have products which may be technically below standard, but still edible; who are overstocked with product, or have damaged containers of product (e.g. damaged tins which cannot be sold at normal cost to the consumer). We will cooperate whenever necessary or desirable with any other non-profit organisation which has the same or similar goals so long as the service is delivered in the name of humanity rather than credited to a specific organisation.

LEGAL

The Canadian federally incorporated non-profit corporation, First Church of St Germain, will sponsor this operation.

LOCATION

The location of the administrative headquarters will be somewhere in the Greater Vancouver area, British Columbia, but operations will be extended to all cities where there is a distinct homeless problem. Operations will not necessarily be confined to Canada.

Central kitchens will be established in all cities where operations take place.

COMPARISON with EXISTING SERVICES

There are numerous non-profit groups attempting to help, some church based, some community based. Our project is on a much wider scale, starting with the production of wholesome meals in a central kitchen, then delivering them to the homeless in areas of the cities where they congregate. Existing organisations could be a help in distribution, depending upon their stated purpose. This is dealt with at length in the Business Plan itself.

VIABILITY or PROFITABILITY

This is a humanitarian, non-profit operation and is provided to fill a need rather than provide a business opportunity. Auditors will examine periodically the use of funds.

SHORT and LONG-TERM GOALS

The initial operations will be carried out in Vancouver, a city with over two million inhabitants and with a recognized, serious homeless problem.

Suppliers will be sought who can provide organic, nutritional products on a reliable basis and kitchen staff will be versed in the preparation of healthy meals, free of chemical and other undesirable additives.

Once the first central kitchen has been established and transportation for the delivery of meals is functioning efficiently, the operation will be extended to other cities such as Toronto.

When the time is appropriate, farming operations will be acquired which will provide complete control over the products used. This farm may provide at the same time similar services to other related projects for economy of scale.


© Dr Milson Macleod 2000-2008

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