Feeding the physical, as well as the spiritual needs is our salient ministry. Friends and members are extraordinarily faithful to the teachings of Jesus about feeding the hungry. Our faithful volunteers help others up against grinding poverty and expect nothing in return because there is a need to be filled and they fill it:
“For when I was hungry, you gave me food, when thirsty you gave me drink, when I was a stranger you took me into your home, when naked you clothed me, when I was ill you came to my help, when in prison you visited me.”
Every Thursday morning we serve approximately 200 hot meals for the poorest and most vulnerable in the lower east downtown Toronto. The doors open at 5:30 a.m. and remain open until 8:00 a.m. Hot food service begins at 6:00 a.m.
Please note that the Breakfast Ministry will be closed for the holiday season from Friday, December 29, 2023 through Wednesday, January 24, 2024.
Please note that the Breakfast Programme changes to an earlier time during the months of July and August.
Emergency Food Bank Ministry
Twice weekly, we help supplement the nutritional needs of low income singles and families in the Regent Park area with basic nourishment. The Food Bank is open Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Please note that the Food Bank will be closed for the holiday season from Friday, December 22, 2023 through Sunday, January 21, 2024.
The Food Bank is closed during the months of July and August.
Donations are always welcome. They may be made to St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, designated “Food Bank,” either by cheque or Interac e-transfer. Parishioners are also welcome to bring in non-perishable food items after Sunday services or during Food Bank hours. Please no peanut- or nut-containing products.
Christmas Outreach is provided to several hundred low-income residents of the downtown east core. Single persons and families are helped at Christmas with a No Frills gift card and toys for the children. This is a long-standing ministry at St Bart’s. Money is raised from private sources to fund this outreach.