The Local Outreach Committee at Colborne Street United Church (Colborne) teams with four other Churches, New St. James Presbyterian, Trinity Lutheran, Maitland Community and St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church to provide a weekly hospitality meal from September to May.
The meal is served at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 511 Cheapside Street, London on Mondays (except statutory holidays) at 5 p.m. At the present time, pre-prepared take out lunch bag meals only are being served and handed out between 5 pm. and 6pm.
In January and February 2020 we provided and served, sit down meals to over 200 guests. The meals were prepared by our chef partners, Growing Chefs! Ontario Society.
In March, 2020 as a result of the pandemic, the meals program was suspended.
In November, 2020 we provided a lunch bag meal that was prepared by Growing Chefs! and handed out by St Michael’s volunteers to 46 guests.
In partnership with our chefs, on Monday, September 27, 2021, Committee members distributed our first Northern Hospitality meal since February 2020. Pre-prepared lunch bags were handed out to 51 guests, the largest number served since lunch bag meals were offered by the Northern Hospitality Churches. The number of guests attending has been in the 40-45 range.
We again handed out a pre-prepared hot lunch bag meal to some 45 guests on Monday, October 25 with the help of Growing Chefs!
Colborne’s Local Outreach volunteer helpers, were welcomed back by some familiar faces and engaged in some friendly conversations on the Mondays we handed out the lunch bag meals.
Upcoming Dates our Church will be serving meals
January 24 February 28 March 28 April 25