Food Bank

Gary and Judy Aubert. Food Bank Coordinators

Food Bank.

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 nearby kitchen now has new  freezer, increased storage space 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.

Food bank volunteers get a  well- deserved break for the  month of July.

In the October 2016, 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 third year. We are encouraging readers to put aside those toonies  for October 2017.

Distribution days continue on January 19th, February 2, 16th  etc  2017, that is every second week. Reminder to all that  donations of Cash ( tax receipt eligible $20.00 and up ) or Food are welcomed at any time for the nearly 150 individuals who avail themselves of this Ministry.

On December 8th  2016 the Community Christmas luncheon was hosted by some 20  volunteers, working with the Committee comprising of ( Carol, Anne, Mariquita, Veronica, Dorothy, June.) Special baking was done by Anne, Val and Helen.

This function was first held  in 2014, the appreciation expressed by our guests and the enthusiasm of the volunteers 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.