The “Dinner2Door” food security program for the north Edmonton community is off to a great start!
Good Shepherd, Castle Downs, has partnered with the Mustard Seed (whose volunteers prepare, freeze and package meals) to deliver 75 frozen dinners weekly to 25 individuals. Our list of participants is full and our volunteers have distributed 450 frozen dinners to 15 families in one month - with many more meals to come.
We have been blessed to hear families’ stories of gratitude and grace. One mom shared with us that she works evenings and is relieved to know her three children can still have a hot meal when she isn't home to prepare it for them. Another recipient from the Oliver neighbourhood recently welcomed a niece to her family. She is thankful for the meals she receives which help with food costs. Other recipients have included seniors living on fixed incomes.
This fall, Archdeacon Jordan Haynie Ware also dedicated a Community Pantry - a dry goods pantry, free to anyone in need. We look forward to sharing more good news on food security for our community with you soon! Submitted by Marguerite LeFeuvre, Good Shepherd, Edmonton