Food Bank

Gary and Judy Aubert. Food Bank Coordinators

Food Bank._-  mission towards  Food Security.

At St Bartholomew, the Food bank distribution is held in the new refurbished Upper hall, utilizing  funds granted by The Winnipeg Foundation. As well the renovated kitchen now new  freezer ,commercial fridge, upgraded counter space and enhanced storage facilities to hold supplies for the 54 families that are served twice per month.This translates into almost 200 individuals benefitting from this programme of food security which began 35 years ago.                                                                                                

During the year, festive holidays giving is augmented with whole chicken or ham depending on  cultural  preference of the client.October 2017, a cash appeal  for  weekly  toonies, which permit  additional protein and fresh vegetables purchase, in addition to “regular’’ items of pasta, fish, bread  etc.was launched.

Since then October  was declared toonie  month. We are encouraging readers to  contribute their toonies in the fall.Goodwill and food distribution  will continue until December 13th  2018.

As usual during 2019 the dedicated volunteers will get a break for the month of July.

A recent decline in the quantity  of food brought to the Church by Winnipeg Harvest, is likely to continue  as there is a continued pressure on supplies and demand by the community .

The  Food Bank Clients and Volunteers Christmas luncheon  started by the June, will be held on lower level of the Community Centre on December  6th 2018 at 11.30a.m. The working Committee comprising of ( Carol, Veronica, June.), enlists  the assistance of another 10 volunteers. 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 at of Church.

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.