We are open every Saturday from 9:00 – 10 am
Mill Woods United Church became involved with the Bread Run in October 2005 when the organizers found themselves short on volunteers. Since then more than 20 congregation members have worked on a rotating basis picking up bread and vegetables from local grocery stores and delivering it to the church where it is sorted and made available to members of the community. On Saturday mornings from 9:00 – 10:00 am, the sanctuary is turned into a market. This allows community members who struggle with food security to supplement their groceries. Some of the food also goes to a shelter in Mill Woods for abused women. Leftovers are shared with immigrants from South American countries and a shelter for youth in danger. Bread is also taken to St. Elizabeth School for their breakfast program. This project is not just about the food though – it’s about giving – giving of one’s self to someone less fortunate. These volunteers are always prepared to go the extra mile with an abundance of smiles and hugs to go around. If you would like to volunteer to help with this project please contact the church office. The mail goal is to help individuals in the community that could require support in filling out documents and to make some referrals for community services.