Saturday, April 25, 2015

Community Yard Sale for the NDG Food Depot

Each spring St. Philip's church stages a community yard sale to raise funds for the NDG Food Depot. This year the sale is on Saturday May 2nd, 2015 from 9 am to 2 pm. Weather permitting the sale will take place on the grounds of the Church which is located at 7505 Sherbrooke street west between Connaught and Brock in Montreal West. If it rains the event will take place in Memorial Hall (see address above).

All are welcome to attend. At this sale you will find toys, clothing, appliances, dishes, collectables, electronics and much more. Interested parties can rent a table for only $25 to sell their own treasures. Father Jim and/or one of the wardens will be onsite to sell their famous "holy hotdogs" and beverages.

Proceeds from the table rentals, BBQ and St. Philip's table will all go to the NDG Food Depot. The church is proud to support the Depot's work as they are a central part of St. Philip's mission and outreach activities. Each fall the church assists with the Depot's annual food drive by offering space and a large number of volunteers. Last June the Depot generously recognized St. Philip's for their service.

The Depot has been engaged in efforts to eliminate hunger since 1986. Over the last 28 years the Depot has been involved with community engagement. Their holistic approach treats people in a manner that ensures dignity and strives to develop human potential. The Depot works under the premise that "Everything is Nourishment," this includes healthy food, authentic relationships and opportunities for meaningful engagement and personal development.

The depot is involved with direct emergency service and programs that promote self-reliance and community building. What differentiates the Depot from other food banks is their focus on food security. They not only provide food aid they also deal with the underlying issues that lead to hunger, poverty and social isolation.

For more information or to rent a table for this worthy cause please see Una or call the church office at 514-481-4871.

Please share this event as widely as possible.

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