A Kamloops restaurateur is letting God guide his business profit priorities and that’s great news for the city’s underprivileged citizens.
Marshall Krueger, a former youth pastor raised in Kamloops, is donating all the profits from this week’s sales at Opa! restaurant in Aberdeen Mall to the New Life Mission.
Krueger said he chose to donate the funds because he feels it’s what God wants him to do.
“We all have a responsibility to take care of others and organizations like that,” he said.
He said he has little time for words so when the New Life Mission’s House of Ruth shut down last week, he felt it was time for action.
“Honestly I think it saves lives,” said Krueger. “And to have it shut down in the middle of a town with so much luxury made me actually feel sick.”
Although Krueger has only owned the business since May, he figures a typical week’s profits for Opa! at this time of year would amount to less than $1,500.
But he hopes that if word of his pledge spreads, he could reach an amount as lofty as $6,000 to feed New Life Mission’s disenfranchised clients.
“Invite a friend, bring the family for a delicious and nutritious meal,” said Detty Edgecombe, New Life Mission administrative assistant. “Hurrah for Opa! A big thank you to Marshall.”