Food Ministry Resources

Emergency Freezer Meals

Food Matters Ministry

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. That includes barbecues, welcome lunches, parties, funerals, weddings, anniversaries, and so much more… of all ages and sizes.

The Food Matters volunteers work together, under the leadership of an assigned Coordinator, to make sure these events are run seamlessly, safely and joyfully. Check out the list below to see what duties interest you then fill out the volunteer form if you want to be a part of this amazing team. When there is an upcoming event, you will be contacted by email or phone and informed of what is needed. If you are available for that event, just sign up. No pressure. Thanks.

Opportunities to connect with our church family and community through Food Matters are:

  • Set Up (tables and chairs)
  • Setting Tables (tablecloths, dishes etc.)
  • Decor (theme ideas, center pieces etc.)
  • Food Prep at Home (baking cookies, squares etc.)
  • Food Prep at Church (washing, chopping, plating food)
  • Serving Coffee and Tea
  • Table Clean Up (clearing dishes from tables)
  • Dishwasher (loading and unloading in kitchen)
  • Gym Clean Up (putting away tables, chairs etc.)
  • Purchaser (buying food items from Costco or Wholesale Club)
  • Laundry (washing tea towels and dish clothes at home)
  • Washing and ironing (if necessary) tablecloths
  • Preparing meals for those in need (Take Them A Meal)
  • Preparing Emergency Freezer Meals

If you would like to volunteer in this ministry, or if you would like more information about ways you can serve in this area, please fill out this simple, online contact form and we will be in contact with you to discuss your involvement.

Emergency Freezer Meals

WHY? Everyone goes through times of crisis or need and, during those times, cooking a nutritional meal is difficult and time consuming. 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.

WHO? The frozen meals are made available to anyone who needs a ONE TIME meal. Church attendance or membership is not required.  (Longer term meal needs are met through the “TAKE THEM A MEAL” ministry – call Pam Borchert (250) 801-4366 or church office (250) 494-3881.

WHERE? The frozen meals are prepared by a team of volunteers (food-safe certified), labelled and stored in the upright freezer in downstairs kitchen at SBC.

HOW? If a meal is required, an Emergency Meal Ministry Coordinator (listed on freezer) should be contacted. Arrangements will be made to have the meal picked up at a prearranged time.

WHAT? The meals are nutritious, labelled (ingredients and cooking instructions) and dated.

FOOD PREP: Gail Hunt, Pam Borchert, Vida Jones, Vonda Parker, Yvonne Said, John Amm.

Take Them a Meal

Showing up with a warm meal at someone’s door is a completely practical way to show someone you care. The reality is that, even when life is tough, dinner time still inevitably comes! Sandi Richard, meal planning guru and cookbook author, writes that “you can step over the laundry pile, but you can’t step over dinner”. How true is that! 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 was started in 2011 and so many people have been encouraged by seeing the servant hearts of the members of our church. The creative website of www.takethemameal.com, has allowed us to create simple meal schedules, coordinating many enthusiastic cooks within our church. When a need arises, a meal schedule is emailed to the volunteers and, within hours, it fills up and people are blessed.

Are you looking for some place to serve? Do you love (or at least like) to cook? Consider signing up to be a part of this ministry.

Remember – even a very simple meal that someone else made is usually about twice as good as something you cooked!

If you are interested in being a part of this ministry or know someone who needs meals, please contact Lori Said at loribsaid@gmail.com or email the office at info@summerlandbaptist.ca.