St. George's has a food donation basket for parishioners and visitors to contribute to on Sunday morning. To try and increase our awareness and engagement in this ministry we are suggesting items to bring each week:
August 4th: Most needed items (e.g. canned meats, canned veg, canned fruit, pasta sauce, rice, plain beans, toilet paper)
August 11th: Dried goods (e.g. baking supplies, beans and lentils, pasta, rice, grains and cereals, instant pancake mix, gluten-free ingredients, boxed cereal)
August 18th: Other items (e.g. toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, toiletries, tampons and pads, laundry soap, dish soap, pet food and supplies)
August 25th: Non-perishables (e.g. diced tomatoes and vegetables, pasta sauce, canned fruit (low sugar), canned meats, peanut butter, jams, confiments, pickles, jarred sauces, granola bars, coffee and tea, juice, cooking oil, condensed milk. Onions and potatoes are good, too!)
A reminder: Due to BC FoodBank guidelines, we cannot accept opened, unlabeled goods, or foods that are not in their original packages.
The Shelbourne Community Kitchen is a community resource for individuals and families living on a low income, who have difficulty accessing sufficient nutritious food on a consistent basis—in other words, they are experiencing food insecurity. The Kitchen assists by providing small-group cooking, pantry, and gardening programs, which encourage community building, while participants acquire food skills and learn to access nutritious food affordably.