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St Joseph’s Food Bank Building
St.Joseph’s Food bank began serving the community of Mission in 1991 and has grown to distribute over $600,000 in food annually to 261 households per month. The Food Bank has outgrown the church basement and requires a separate facility. Presently a ton of food per week is carried into the church basement and stored.
The day before each bi-monthly food bank day, the food is brought out for distribution and then the following day distributed and stored again. The work is being carried out by volunteers who are mainly retired senior citizens. This system requires an excessive amount of lifting. The intended use of the basement which was for church gatherings and receptions is now severely restricted which is a sacrifice for the church and has been for a long time.
A building has been designed similar to a grocery store on the inside and a church on the outside. There is a loading dock so that a pallet jack can lift the pallet in the truck and roll it into the basement for storage or put onto a scissor lift to be brought upstairs to be placed and left on the shelves for distribution. This will minimize the amount of lifting and moving of food manually. Plans have been approved, and construction has started. All donations of $1000.00 or more will be listed on a plaque to be located at the front of the Food Bank Building. Donation receipts provided for cash contributions. Cheques are payable to St.Joseph’s Parish. If you would like to donate please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Start time: 2:00 PM
- Location: Mission