Out of the Cold: Over 200 homeless people served at Trinity United Church on March 17, 2014 

A special ‘thank you’ to our hard working volunteers.
There were bustling sounds coming from the kitchen at the church as the volunteers began the mammoth task of cooking for about 200 homeless people living in the Kitchener-Waterloo areas. The senior volunteers who were not new at this program and had participated in the past began with making preparations for the lentils soup and vegetables. The menu for this special day was taking a slightly spicy turn. We had lentils soup for starters followed by rice, tandoori chicken, vegetables with potatoes and finally ice cream for dessert. The kitchen was soon filled with many volunteers who had decided to attend and give their valuable time to making this meal. For the morning shift we had in total seven volunteers who worked hard and fast to make sure that the food was cooked before the afternoon shift arrived.
The afternoon volunteers made sure the food was stowed away appropriately so that it would stay warm while other cleaned the kitchen up. The evening crew ensured that the serving began on time as they piled plate after plate with the delicious food. In total 193 homeless people were served but 250 plates put out.

Our sincere thanks to all those who made cash and in-kind donations as well as gave their time towards the Out of the Cold homeless meal at Trinity United Church on March 17, 2014. We are most grateful for your generosity and commitment to give back to the community. It was a wonderful day and evening.

Total donations received: $1665.14
Expenses: $532.21
Remaining Balance: $1132.93
The balance funds will go towards the ongoing MSS food program and will  be used during the year for providing lunch to Habitat for Humanity volunteers, a meal for the homeless at St. John’s Soup Kitchen and the ongoing halal food distribution through the House of friendship Emergency Food hampers.