About St Pauls On The Hill Community Food Bank
St. Paul’s on-the-Hill Community Food Bank is completely run by un-paid volunteers. A 100% of the donations we raise go to help feed more than 7,500 people in Ajax and Pickering, 40% of which are children. Please help us to put food on the tables of Pickering and Ajax residents less fortunate than ourselves.
In 2020, we handed out 3,700 hampers, which helped feed 11,860 local families.
Donations of non-perishable goods is always welcome. We do request that all donated food be non-perishable in good condition and with current expiry dates .
We are almost always in need of the following items:
- Breakfast Cereal
- Fruit cups for children’s snack
- Canned Fruit
- Fruit Juice
- Cheez Whiz, Nutella, Jam
- Pasta Sauce or Canned Tomatoes
- Canned Pasta
- Canned Baked Beans
- Canned Beans
- Sugar, Flour, Rice
- Meal Helper
- non-Dairy Milk.
- Odd Meat
- Cooking Oil.
- Baby Wipes
We do not require: Dry Pasta, Pancake mix and syrup or Peanut Butter at this time.
Other items we welcome are consumable personal hygiene and sanitary products like shampoo, soap, tooth paste, tooth brushes, deodorant, and diapers for all sizes as well as house hold cleaners and paper products. Please check our Current Needs list on our website for what we need the most right now.
f you are thinking of running a food or a donation drive, please call us and let us know. If you would like to make a donation, kindly see the Donor Information tab on our website for a list of drop-off locations in Ajax and Pickering.
St Pauls Social Services Food Bank:
The Food Bank is open 9:00 am to 11:30 am , Monday to Friday . St. Paul’s Social Services provides an emergency three-day supply of food including fresh eggs, milk powder, peanut butter, canned fish and fresh produce. This service is available in coordination with the other two major food banks in London the Salvation Army and the London Food Bank. In 2017, our Food Bank served nearly 12,000 individuals and families. Additionally, hygiene products, baby food and formula, mittens, scarves, hats, shopping bags and layettes are provided to clients, according to availability. Fresh produce comes from individual gardeners, community gardens , Farmer’s Markets and the London Food Bank as well as the London Food Coalition. Without the help of these wonderful growers and donors, we would not be able to give our guests the fruits and vegetables we all need, year-round.
Our Mission And Our Commitment
Our mission at St. Pauls United is to proclaim our belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and recognize our responsibility to live according to His example.
We will realize our mission through worship, Bible study, Sunday school and our commitment to a strong and sensitive outreach program ministering to both the local community and world wide needs, including all of Gods people.
We encourage the involvement of youth and the elderly, using the gifts God has bestowed on us to be a warm, welcoming and joyful community of faith.
The Food Bank Is Open:
Wednesdays 4:30 pm to 7:00 pmSaturdays 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
*Please note that we will continue to require clients to wear a mask while in the food bank even after provincial mandates lift on March 21*
What are the requirements to receive food from the food bank?Anyone can apply for assistance, however there is a 2 month window between the times you can receive help. If you require more assistance during that period, have a case manager such as Ontario Works worker, fax a request to Vincent Place.
When you come to the food bank, please ensure that you have proper identification for all family members, such as a driver’s license, status card etc.
Pantry Details And Hours
- Madawaska Food Pantry 309 St. Thomas Street Madawaska, ME – 04756
- Sunnyside United Methodist Church – Loafs and Fish Pantry 2800 Gull Road Kalamazoo, MI – 49048
Sunnyside United Methodist Church – Loafs and Fish Pantry
- Smyrna Lavergne Food Bank 130 Richardson Street Smyrna, TN – 37167
- Sunrise Senior Center 10650 West Oakland Park Boulevard Sunrise, FL – 33351
- Morgan – Ross RAMM Food Pantry 3756 Herman Road Ross, OH – 45013
Morgan – Ross RAMM Food Pantry
- Bent County Food Endeavor 1724 Ambassador Thompson Blvd Las Animas, CO – 81054
- Oldsmar Cares 149 SR 580 West Oldsmar, FL – 34677
- APAC – Allston 406 Cambridge Street Allston, MA – 02134
- Lawrence Interfaith Endeavor Inc 1204 I Street Bedford, IN – 47421
Lawrence Interfaith Endeavor Inc
- Faith City Food Pantry 1314 S. Woodland Ave Michigan City, IN – 46360
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Fellowship Centre Is Closed Until Further Notice
The Fellowship Centre of St. Paul’s Social Services serves our guests hot lunches Mondays and Wednesdays each week , starting at 11:30 am and running until 12:30 pm. Our meals consist of a choice of homemade soup and freshly-made sandwiches, with the frequent addition of fresh fruit salad or other varieties of in season fresh salads. Visiting clergy and members of our Compassionate Presence volunteers are in attendance on a regular basis to lend a listening ear if that is the need. The total number of lunches served to our guests each month is in the range of 600 to 650. Items of clothing and toiletries are also distributed. With the help of our generous donors, our volunteers and the London Convention Centre, our guests enjoy a Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings at Christmas.
Brief History Of Stpauls
Our church history goes back to 1820 when occasional preachers visited this district. In 1822 Rev. Ezra Healey, an American who devoted his life to Canada, came to the Rideau Circuit which was comprised of all the country on the Rideau from Merrickville to Ottawa and Hull including Richmond. He favoured the Richmond area with weekly services and organized a regular appointment here and in places nearby. Where there were no roads for a horse, he walked often in mud to his knees with saddlebag on his back or slung over his shoulder, hence the expression saddlebag preachers. He preached in various homes and was much loved by all.
The Richmond Circuit was formed in 1827. Early Methodists held their services in homes but in 1846 a small chapel was built and in 1866 the church became Wesleyan Methodist. In 1877 the new church was built on the site of the present Masonic Hall and the total cost was $3,000.00. It was considered to be one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical structures in this part of the country with its ten gothic windows that were figured enameled glass and the elegant furnishings inside. In 1891 Mr. and Mrs. Henry McElroy sold the present manse to the Richmond Circuit for the sum of $1.00.
In 1900 the church was destroyed by fire and the lot sold. In 1901 the present site was purchased from Mr. and Mrs. R. McElroy & Mr. and Mrs. W. J. McElroy for $350.00. The corner stone for the new and present church was laid in July 26, 1901
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How It Works
Food is Donated
Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank. All food given out by foodbanks is donated.
Supermarket Collections are one of the main ways that food is donated. These are food drives held at supermarkets where volunteers give shoppers a foodbank shopping list and ask them to buy an extra item or two for local people in crisis.
Food is Sorted & Stored
Volunteers sort food to check that its in date and prepare food parcels ready to be given to people in need.
Needs are Identified
Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.
Clients Receive Food
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.
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