Tessa enjoys her new knitted toque after a spaghetti dinner in the FSJSS gym. The fundraiser dinner also included live music

Soup kitchen expansion a community effort

St. Patrick's Anglican Church is expanding the kitchen attached to the building used as a community soup kitchen.

After holding a yard sale and a spaghetti dinner to help raise more funds, the local soup kitchen reno is getting closer to completion.

On Sept. 22, a spaghetti dinner with a silent auction and live music raised over $4,700 towards the expansion of the local community soup kitchen which houses the lunch program once a week and the breakfast program. There were also long tables of knitting donated by Anglican Church women.

“It was amazing,” said Reverend Gwen Andrews. “Those who came were very, very generous.”

Andrews also said the Fort St. James Christian Outreach Group put it all together, and have been very grateful for the support of the businesses, volunteers, and those who attended their fundraiser.

The Outreach Group is comprised of members of the Catholic Church, the Anglican Church, and the Free Evangelical Church, all who help to run the Tuesday Lunch Program.

“It’s wonderful to see us all working together,” said Andrews.

The yard sale, dinner and private donations have raised over $8,000 for continuing the renovations.

The kitchen addition is to “lock-up” stage so far.

The latest funds will go towards completing the exterior with items such as siding, and exterior door, and other necessities like plumbing and heating, insulation and gyproc.

The electrical work is being generously donated by a local contractor.

The group hopes to have the expanded kitchen operational by mid-November and will be working to continue to raise funds for the final finishing work such as flooring and fixtures.

A deep freeze filled with a large amount of meat has also been donated by a Vanderhoof rancher.

Anyone interested in the project can contact Revered Andrews at 250-567-6744.

 

Related article: Kitchen talk

Just Posted

Fort St. James businesses get into the Christmas spirit with decorating contest

Northland Automotive Ltd. won first place in Fort St. James Chamber of… Continue reading

Couple selling fake jewelry in Fraser Lake, say RCMP

A man and woman have been defrauding local residents, offering fake jewelry for sale

Gitxsan forming cross-sector salmon management team

Nation again declares closure of fishery in territory for 2019

Editorial: The Speaker shouldn’t be an MLA

Time to re-evaluate the Speaker position

Man caught on camera allegedly trying to defraud ICBC

Auto-insurer warns B.C. drivers to record info after crashes

‘People talk about deep sadness:’ Scientists study climate change grief

Some call it environmental grief, some call it solastalgia — a word coined for a feeling of homesickness when home changes around you.

As protectors abandon Trump, investigation draws closer

Cohen was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for an array of crimes.

Senate delays start of sittings in new home, delaying start of broadcasts

The Senate and House of Commons are moving into temporary homes for the next decade as a result of long-planned and badly needed renovations to the Centre Block.

UK leader seeks EU lifeline after surviving confidence vote

EU leaders gather for a two-day summit, beginning Thursday, which will center on the Brexit negotiations.

French police try to catch attack suspect dead or alive

Local authorities increase death toll to three, including 13 wounded and five in serious condition

BCHL’ers blanked by Russia at World Junior A Challenge

Canada West loses battle of the unbeaten teams in the preliminary round

Second Canadian missing in China after questioning by authorities

Michael Spavor, founder of a non-profit that organizes cultural-exchange trips to North Korea, “is presently missing in China”

Cannabis gift ideas for this holiday season

Put the green in happy holidays, now that cannabis is legal in Canada

Most Read