We hope you are keeping healthy and safe. As we continue to live this new normal, we remain committed to serving all those who need us. We are distributing food six times per week to those that need it, and we are seeing an influx of new families that are in need of our support. Although we are serving and helping more people during this time, we are also feeling very blessed by the generous community that has surrounded KSM during this time of uncertainty.
Hope you are keeping safe and healthy during these uncertain times. We wanted to let you know that Kerr Street Mission (KSM) is OPEN and we remain committed to serving our community.KSM is an essential service here in Oakville. No matter what happens in the world around us, KSM has made a promise to be here “for the times when you need us” – and now more than ever WE ARE NEEDED.… Read more Kerr Street Mission & COVID-19
In 1996, shortly after a subsidized apartment complex opened, the building leadership team realized that many people in their building were unable to provide basic necessities for their families. With compassion and the conviction that we are all called to ‘love our neighbours’, the KSM Food Co-op was formed.
Since that time the KSM has evolved into much more than a food bank. And the co-op has become a market where people receive Kerr Street vouchers, at no cost,
The Outreach Committee of Maple Grove United Church provides outreach to various communities at the International, national and local levels. Projects that we support include: assisting Refugee families to come to Canada and relocate successfully, Neighbour Care Network (NCN, formerly Restore Halton) where we support Halton families in need with emotional, financial and coordination in finding support from various government programs.
In addition we provide financial assistance or resources to numerous organizations including Fair Trade groups, Canada Foodgrains Bank, Sleeping Children Around the World,
Hello Maplegrove Team!
I just wanted to send over a huge thank you to each and every team member that came in last Thursday to prepare such a wonderful meal for the Oakville community. Without groups like yours, we would not be able to support the community in the ways we do,
Yesterday one of our client/volunteers asked me to come look in our warehouse.
We are down to 4 cases of Almond mild and 11 cases of canned peas.
This is an urgent message!
Kerr Street Mission needs help to fill the shelves in their Food Market
Please consider sharing the need with your neighbours – if each of us will ask your neighbours to contribute we can triple (or more) the volume of donations.
The Maple Grove Outreach Committee is continuing to support the Kerr Street Mission Food Bank. Please give the gift of food to someone in need. Pick up a bag from the lobby and fill it using the grocery list inside the bag. Drop it off either in the church lobby or at KSM.
Thank you for your continued support,
We have collected 185 bags of groceries for our hungry neighbours at Kerr Street Mission. This was wonderful work by everyone who gave and worked behind the scenes
For more than fourteen years, KSM have operated “Christmas Wonders”, an outreach program that helps make Christmas more complete and joyous for families and individuals in the Kerr Street area of Oakville.
KERR STREET MISSION FOOD BANK DRIVE
Maple Grove United Church would like to ask for your assistance to support the Kerr Street Mission Food Bank.
We are looking to fill 200 bags for Kerr Street Mission Food Bank for Christmas.
By October 12 – We have donated 42 BAGS – 158 TO GO!
We will be sponsoring the food drive until December 22,
There are a surprising number of individuals and families in crisis in Halton. Their physical and financial needs can be adequately handled by government and community resources. What they need is the care and love of neighbours that can help mentor them through difficult times that could be the result of an illness, a marriage breakdown or loss of a job or business. The point is that some of our neighbours need a friend.
They need you to help them get through this difficult time by providing guidance and encouragement.