Food Bank: Thursdays from 6–7pm
Hot Meals: Fridays from 6–7pm
Eligible: Anyone in need (this includes full-time students and employed individuals)
Closed: Only during Welfare Week
Meal Ministry is the biggest Outreach Ministry at St. Michael's. We have Food Bank and Hot Meal programs that run three times a month; the Food Bank on Thursdays, and the Hot Meal on Fridays, both from 6-7 pm. Combined, these two Meal Ministry programs feed 5000 individuals each year.
The Food Bank program is sponsored by the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Holy Cross Anglican Church contributes food and volunteer time, while St. Philip's Anglican Church provides volunteers. St. Michael's is the only Recipient Agency in the GVRD, which is open in the evenings for full-time students and employed individuals.
The Hot Meal program is sponsored by Rainbow Community Church and St. Philip's Anglican Church. Rainbow Church and St. Michael's take turns preparing hot meals every week, while donations from St. Philip's provide enough food to keep the program running. Annually on Thanksgiving Day, we host a turkey dinner for our neighbourhood community and serve close to 600 people. Volunteers from both Rainbow Church and St. Michael's cook over 30 turkeys for the night.
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