For the love of Jesus Christ urges us on..." - 2 Corinthians 5:14
A connecting point between the compassionate and Winnipeg’s less fortunate, Siloam Mission is a Christian humanitarian organization that alleviates hardships and provides opportunities for change for those affected by homelessness.
OBBC has been regularly serving at Siloam Mission for the past number of years. We invite you to consider serving with us!
An evening at Siloam may include:
Come and make a difference to those who are less fortunate as we act as the hands and feet of Jesus.
All are welcome!
On Thursday, January 30th, 17 members of Oak Bluff Bible Church and Sanford United Church joined together to volunteer at Winnipeg Harvest. As we planned this as a family event we were very pleased to be joined by several young people from both churches.
We began our evening with a tour of the facility. The facility includes a reception area, several large docking bays, storage areas for perishable and non perishable items, sorting and hamper assembly areas, and a room just for bread. Did you know that Winnipeg Harvest handles over 5,000 loaves of bread every day? The facility even has a large volunteer operated kitchen and dining area for the 30 staff and 120 volunteers that work there every day. Winnipeg Harvest is a distribution centre for over 100 food banks, soup kitchens and school meal programs city wide. They also provide training opportunities in food handling, food preparation, and even offer a fork lift operator’s training and certificate program.
Once our tour was done, we were set to work sorting potatoes and onions and placing them in 25 lb. boxes for distribution to the food banks. We moved a lot of vegetables!
We look forward to returning to Winnipeg Harvest for another evening of volunteering on April 16th. Please consider joining us!