Many of you will remember "The Hot Lunch Ministry" that went on for many years at the church. At the request of the city, ministries like this were discontinued as the city moved ahead offering modular housing and an on-site feeding program for those in need. Northwood, however, continued to feel a call towards offering essentials to those in need. We are delighted to commence a 5-part partnership with DIVERSEcity, the United Way, the City of Surrey and the Farmer's Market Cooperative.
This partnership will be receiving food from grocery stores and farmer's markets (excess foods, items nearing expiration, damaged packaging, etc.). We will then be repackaging these items into food hampers that will be given to new immigrants to Canada who have been directly impacted by Covid-19. (There are other food-hubs that reach other sectors of the population; however, this one focuses on people new to Canada.)
The program will be providing 50-70 hampers each week that are then delivered by volunteers to grateful recipients. We start up on December 12th and will run weekly on Saturday mornings into the New Year (with the exception of Boxing Day). We welcome your prayers for this new venture and your interest if you would ever like to get involved to help sort food, make up hampers, or deliver to the recipients (mileage is paid). If you are interested, please speak with Rev. Scott who will connect you with the volunteer coordinator.