St James serves free lunches to those who need them, on Thurs, and Fri from 11am to 12:30pm at the church. You can join us for lunch by entering the church at the south east door. A bag lunch for Saturday is also available on Friday at lunch.
Sadly, the Salvation Army, was forced to stop operations in Trenton in July 2020. They provided many needed services to the community, and they are missed.
When the Salvation Army ceased operations At the Crossroads and St James stepped up to provide lunches the very next week under the name of "Catherine's Kitchen", a name chosen to recognize Catherine Booth of Salvation Army fame who did so much to help those in need.
Lunches were served 4 days a week with St James and At the Crossroads working co-operatively to make sure this need was meet. In the beginning lunches were served at the Dundas St location on Monday and Tuesday, and at St James on Wednesday and Thursday.
When we expanded to 5 days a week St James provided lunches on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday weekly. Currently, St James is serving nutritious lunches to men, women and families on Thursday and Friday, and At the Crossroads Church is providing lunches from Monday to Wednesday at their location on Dundas St. St James also has available on Friday a bag lunch for Saturday consumption as well.
To make administration of the programs at the two locations more stream-lined, and make it easier to keep track of the two locations, we have recently separated the two locations and renamed the St James part of the program "St James Community Kitchen".
If you would like to know even more or get involved talk to Rev Steve. We would love to have you help us in this ministry!
If you would like to donate to this cause, you can do that by using any of the ways you can donate to St James, identifying that your wishes are to give to the Lunch program, and 100% of your gift will go to suporting St James Community Kitchen. Tax receipts are provided.