Wednesday, March 27, 2013

St. Philip's Church is Coming to the Aid of the NDG Food Bank

In response to an urgent request, St. Philip's Church has agreed to be the new temporary home of the NDG food bank starting in April. The food bank is being evicted from their premises on April 1, 2013.

Through its outreach programs, St. Philip's has been an active supporter  of the food bank which serves more than 700 local residents per week. Helping the food bank in their time of need is a natural extension of the Church's ongoing commitment to serve the community.

The basement of St. Philip's will be used to run their food distribution twice a week (Mondays from 2:30 to 7:30, and Thursdays from 10 to 15h), as well as provide some storage for their furniture and office equipment.

Wesley United Church continues to help with food storage and the food bank staff will work out of their homes.

To see the interview with Fr. James Pratt on Global News click here. Click here to see the coverage of the issue on the CBC and here to see coverage in the Montreal Gazette.

UPDATE: River's Edge Community Church has come forward with an offer of space, including more office space, than is available at St. Philip's. In addition, River's Edge is more centrally located in NDG, with more bus lines nearby, and will be more convenient for the Food Depot's clientele. We are happy that this is working out for the Food Depot, and that they will be able to continue to serve a vital need in the community. Thank you to all the St. Philip's people (too numerous to name) who rallied during this busy week to help figure out how we could accommodate the Food Depot and being prepared to make it happen, and we showed we could mobilize and act quickly for an important cause. We will be continuing our support of the Food Depot, with our annual Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 4. Last year we raised about $1000, and we hope to top that this year.

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