Our mission: To foster relationships, build community and show love through the gift of food.
Our focus: This ministry has three components, each with their own unique focus and intent.
1. SBC Events: This team knows that Food Matters and desires to work together to provide the meals that bring us together. As the SBC family “Follows Jesus Together: Reaching, Restoring and Deepening”, there are so many opportunities to share food together and with our community. This includes barbecues, welcome lunches, funerals, special events and so much more.
The Food Matters volunteers work together, under the leadership of a coordinator, to ensure the preparation and serving of food is done in a seamless, safe and joyful manner. Duties include food prep, plating, serving and kitchen clean up, with volunteers signing up for the tasks that suit them best.
2. Emergency Freezer Meals: Everyone goes through times of crisis or need when cooking a nutritional meal is difficult. But everyone needs to eat. A ready-made frozen meal can fill a sudden or emergency need, but more importantly, it is a reminder that the folks at SBC care.
These frozen meals are prepared by a team of Food Safe certified volunteers. The meals are nutritious, labelled with ingredients and cooking instructions, and dated. These frozen meals are made available to anyone who needs a ONE-TIME meal. Church attendance or membership is not required.
If you or someone you know finds themselves with the unexpected need for a meal, please contact Pam Borchert (250-801-4366) or the church office.
3. Take Them a Meal: Showing up with a warm meal at someone’s door is a practical way to show someone you care. We all go through difficult seasons, and the reality is that even when life is tough, dinner time still inevitably comes. So when you have a brand new baby, or an aching body, or a broken soul, a meal prepared by someone else is a simple, yet significant gift.
The Take Them a Meal ministry has a team of individuals who enjoy providing and delivering a nourishing dinner to people who need some regular meals to get them through a challenging time. When a need is known, volunteers are emailed a sign-up schedule so they can sign up to take a meal, if and as they are able.
If you are interested in being a part of the Take Them a Meal ministry, or know someone who needs meals, please contact Lori Said (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the church office.