Operation Feed (formerly Operation Feed Saint John) was founded by Patrick Gordon, a retired army veteran of three Afganistan tours. After serving, Gordon looked for ways to get involved in the Saint John Region - he was inspired to make a difference after learning children in poverty often rely on their school to provide their next meal. This moment inspired Gordon to begin feeding the bellies of the most vulnerable.
Gordon’s momentum continued, which lead to Operation Feed SJ becoming Operation Feed, expanding the current mission to include providing support and purpose for our regions veterans and emergency workers.
"Most veterans when we leave service, especially ones that served overseas, they come home feeling empty, feeling without a purpose and needing a place to put their energy,” said Gordon. “I searched and searched and searched when I came home and I couldn’t find it, and I found it now – I feel like this is what I’m supposed to be doing."