Neighbourhood Food Hub
Many people are experiencing food insecurity during these unprecedented times.
Find out more about how Willingdon Church is part of larger food security efforts across Burnaby from MLA Janet Routledge speaking about the Food Security Program in North Burnaby and Willingdon Church’s involvement [ Video Link ]
How you can be involved
God invites us, His church, to be a shining example of His love during this difficult time. A way to shine the love of God to the people around us is to love people in practical ways with our Willingdon Church Kitchen.
Willingdon Church has partnered with the City of Burnaby and Burnaby Neighbourhood House to start a “Frozen Dinner Program” to support low-income seniors and families in Burnaby who may not be able to cook for themselves. The City of Burnaby and Willingdon Church have joined in for this very worthy cause and will be making dinners to be distributed to this vulnerable population. With all of us working together, we can bring the gift of comforting, wholesome dinners to people who need them right now.
We want to partner with you! We are beginning to cook up and prepare meals to send to people in our community that need it. This includes a lot of vulnerable individuals who are unable to get the food they need. Here is where you come in, we want to send with each meal, a note of encouragement. No matter what age you are we want you to use your words to encourage others and be the hands and feet of Jesus. Here is an example of what we are looking for:
My name is _________ and I attend Willingdon Church. This must be a difficult time for you, and I hope that this meal can provide some hope and happiness during this really stressful period. I am praying for you.
Just a simple message letting the people receiving the meal know that they are loved and that someone, who has never even met them before, is thinking about them. If you speak Farsi, Cantonese, or Mandarin, please write an encouragement card in that language as we are also distributing to people whose first language is not English. Please write this down on a 4x6 card and drop them off in the box outside the church parking lot doors by May 29th. Join us as we look to serve those who are experiencing difficulty during this time.
Here are some of the places the meals we have prepared has blessed others:
(as of June 30th)
Burnaby Neighbourhood House: 400 meals
Single Parents Housing Unit: 189 meals
Salvation Army Food Bank: 100 meals
...we are looking forward to cooking many more meals over the summer!
You can help support the Community Food Hub project by giving online to our Benevolent Fund.