APPLAUSE: Weekly lunch program at church thrives

NANAIMO – Church's weekly lunch program possible because of donations, volunteers

To the Editor,

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church’s weekly Thursday community lunch continues to thrive.

We have had as many as 98 students and 54 community folk, but average 148 diners.

This endeavour needs about 21 volunteers a week. We have 48 volunteers from 10 churches, as well as the community at large.

We have been very grateful to be a recipient of the bread from Food for You (Loaves and Fishes) and to have received funding from the Mid Island Co-op, the Knights of Columbus, the United Way, Trinity United, Departure Bay Baptist and private donors, but we are most grateful for the support of our congregation for their donations and purchases of our extra soup.

Thank you for your continued support.

Ralph Forshaw

Nanaimo