Food Bank

Gary and Judy Aubert. Food Bank Coordinators

Food Bank 2018

At St Bartholomew, the Food bank distribution is held in the new refurbished Upper hall. Funds were granted by The Winnipeg Foundation. As well the renovated kitchen now has new  freezer commercial fridge and enhanced storage facilities to hold supplies for the 54 families that are served twice per month. During the year at festive holidays giving is augmented with whole chicken or ham depending on  cultural  preference of the client.

In the October 2017, a cash appeal  of weekly  toonies, which permit  protein and fresh vegetables purchase, in addition to “regular’’ items of pasta, fish, bread  etc  was run successfully  for a fourth year. We are encouraging readers to put aside those toonies  for October 2018.

Distribution days continue in December 2017 and the first for 2018 is on January 4th  2018 and every second week until July, when the volunteers get a well-deserved break. Cash ( tax receipt eligible $20.00 and up) or Food are welcomed at any time for the nearly 150 individuals who  benefit from this Ministry. There has recently been a shortage of food brought to the Church by Winnipeg Harvest because of demand. This scenario is likely to continue into 2018 and thus supplements through your giving is needed and appreciated.

On December 7th  2017  the Community Christmas luncheon will be held on lower level of the Community Centre. Hosted by some 20  volunteers, working with the Committee comprising of ( Carol, Veronica, Dorothy, June.) Special baking was done by Val and Helen.
The appreciation expressed by our guests and the enthusiasm of the volunteers, for this function  first held  in 2014 have made this event another  component to our Outreach Ministry.

We acknowledge the generosity of  Safeway- Sobeys and Superstore all located on St. Anne’s Road in participating in this  worthwhile Community undertaking.

Christians reflect the Light of Christ, bringing cheer to those in need, encouraging faithful membership within our parish and planting opportunities within our communities.