Welcome Centre Food & Clothing Bank
The Welcome Centre – Food and Clothing Bank serves individuals and families with the love of Jesus Christ through practical help such as food, clothing, counseling, and referrals, bringing hope and restoration to their lives.
Our services meet the needs of men, women, children and entire families. While some families have temporarily fallen on hard times, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, others face the many challenges of beginning a new life in Canada.
Clients from more than 130 countries have visited us for help. Women and families from Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Portugal, China, Ukraine, Colombia, Jamaica, Italy, Mexico and Russia have all found their way to the Mission.
We interview individuals and families to assess their situation and see how we can best be of service.
- There is a Welcome Centre at the north entrance into the Food Bank where clients will have their temperature taken before entering.
- The Food Bank at 502 Spadina Ave. is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., closed Wednesday afternoons for groceries.
- The Food Bank at 1550 O’Connor Drive is open Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- All group gatherings have been postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Prayer: Offered by request. Call to schedule a time.
- The clothing bank has been re-opened and is operating under Covid-19 guidelines. Please contact the Welcome Centre to make an appointment or for more information.
- During the COVID-19 pandemic the Family summer camp has been postponed.