FOOD FOR THE TABLE
HOPE FOR THE HUNGRY
DIGNITY FOR ALL
St Paul’s Social Services has held one main annual Fundraiser for the last nine years. This event has raised a total of more than $140,000 to help support the vital services we provide through our Food Bank and the Fellowship Centre.
This year we are trying something NEW to reduce costs and still raise money!
A VIRTUAL SOUP AND SANDWICH DINNER*
Please consider supporting our NEW Fundraiser by sending in your donation in the enclosed self-addressed envelope, call our office at (519) 434 8979 to make a donation over the phone, or visit our web-site stpaulssocialservices.ca to make a donation through Canada Helps.
$75 per ticket
$150 for two tickets&
$750 for a table of 10**
*Or some might say a “Stay at Home and have a Bowl of Soup and a Sandwich Dinner”
**If you buy a whole table you can invite your friends and family over to your place and share your soup and sandwich with them! And the best thing is, it can be on a night of your choosing.
St. Paul’s Social Services Food Bank and Fellowship Centre, 472 Richmond St., London, ON N6A 3E6
WE NEED YOUR HELP
St. Paul’s Social Services is a vital and integral part of a network that meets the basic needs of people in London and the surrounding community. St. Paul’s Social Services is an emergency Food Bank providing a three-day supply of food to anyone who comes through our doors five mornings a week. Nearly 11,000 people (42% children) were served in 2017. Our Fellowship Centre provides lunch on Mondays and Wednesdays each week. We offer a bowl of homemade soup, a sandwich and a hot drink to all who come to our table. Over 6000 lunches were served in 2017.
Through donations from local Community Gardens, farmers’ markets, the London Food Coalition and together with our partners at the London Food Bank, we are able to give out fresh produce at the Food Bank almost every day we are open and to include fresh produce in our Fellowship Centre meals.
Through our services we provide more than just much needed food, we also try to offer a compassionate experience. This includes a warm welcome, a shopping experience rather than a basket of goods and support to our guests through friendly conversations with and referrals from our trained volunteers.
St. Paul’s Social Services is only able to do all of this thanks to generous donors who continue to support our organization. Unfortunately, London is changing, churches are closing or reorganizing, and our revenues are decreasing but food costs are increasing. We need your help now more than ever.
Our goal this year is to reestablish a Friday meal program at the Fellowship Centre. Before we can do this we will need to ensure adequate funding.
Please Help Us Meet Our Goal This Year!
St Paul’s Social Services Fundraising Committee
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