About this Meal Train
IMPORTANT UPDATE AS OF JANUARY 14th, 2021:
We are no longer able to warm up soup in our office due to the new stay-at-home orders, and thus are now asking for volunteers to make items that can be served cold, such as bean salads, pasta salads, etc. Please read our latest update (in the "updates" tab below) for more information.
In these unprecedented times, the Ve'ahavta Mobile Jewish Response to Homelessness (MJRH) outreach van is still serving our clients 7 days a week. While many people in the city follow Public Health directives to stay home, our most vulnerable neighbours find themselves in the precarious situation of not having a home to go to. Shelters are full and overcrowded, and places where food and assistance were previously accessible are now closed or harder to access.
Ve'ahavta is currently distributing over 100 meals a day. While we are unable to run our Meal Box program, we have been purchasing an increased amount of food in order to meet the needs of our clients.
PLEASE NOTE: While we are overwhelmed with the amount of support our meal trains have received, we are unable to accept more than the number of donations outlined in the calendar below. If all the dates are full, continue to check back as more dates are added regularly and we will email an update when they are added. At this time, please only sign up for one day at a time so that everyone who wants to participate is able to do so.
If you are interested in participating, please ensure you read all of the special instructions below.
If you are a high school student interested in receiving volunteer hours for your participation, please sign up under your OWN name and email. Then email the meal train organizer after your donation date(s) have passed with any forms your school requires along with a record of your hours completed, and we will sign and return your form to you.
If you are unable to participate at this time but still want to help, please see covid19helphomeless.ca for other ways you can give back.
For our baked goods meal train, please go here: https://www.mealtrain.com/g4417l
For our sandwich meal train, please go here: https://www.mealtrain.com/q462l9
PLEASE READ ALL SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS BELOW BEFORE SIGNING UP.