Community Meals – St Cuthbert’s Oakville

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Cleaning up after everyone was served. Photo: Marsha Armstrong

by Joseph Asselin

In partnership with Kerr Street Mission (KSM) in Oakville, members of St. Cuthbert’s, together with friends and supporters, cook and host Thursday night suppers for about 70–80 members of the wider community.

Some come since they are hungry for the food and struggling to make ends meet, while others come to be fed by a warm and welcoming community.

St. Cuthbert’s partners with several other churches in Oakville, and through KSM, provides a wide range of needed services in a city that most people assume is uniformly affluent.

While it’s true that Oakville has one of the highest average household incomes in the country, there are many people who don’t fit within those averages, and struggle.

What St. Cuthbert’s members discovered by volunteering is the truth of the gospel, which teaches us that when we feed and reach out to others, we meet Christ himself.

The Reverend Canon Joseph Asselin is Rector of St. Cuthbert’s Oakville.