The First Sunday Food Drive gathers food and monetary donations for the social justice ministries at St. Basil’s. This includes: Out of the Cold, Thursday Community Lunch, and The Miller Group.
Inspired by the voice of the founder, John Ford, the ministry also gives a voice to the needs of the local community and good work of parishioners as they respond to those needs. This is done by capturing and sharing stories (as they are appropriate) and conveying those to the parish community.
On the first Sunday of each month, a few volunteers will stand in the vestibule and collect food and donations. There are also two volunteers who pick up the donations and sort through them, adding them to the pantry. Any items we can’t use are made available to patrons to take home.
If you’re interested in volunteering, a willingness to be here on the first Sunday for certain Mass times to collect donations is all that’s required.
Contact the Director of Community Engagement, Michael, (416) 926-7110 for more information.