The Local Community
The Cathedral Cupboard serves those in need in Kelowna by making available healthy food to the community on a short-term or emergency basis every Friday between 10 and 11 a.m. It serves those who fall through the cracks even given Kelowna’s Food Bank, which people can only visit only once a month, and which requires a fixed address. Visitors to the Cathedral Cupboard at the Old Rectory “shop” for their needs in the sense that they choose up to 10 items they want from the shelves of a literal cupboard. The Cathedral Cupboard in 2012 and 2013 received over 1000 visits a year from 200-250 people. The number grew in 2014 to 1600 visits.
The Cupboard is supplied by generous donations from the congregation, who have enthusiastically taken on the project and raise between $200 and $300 per week to buy food. Additional funding comes from a small grant.
Our volunteers keep us going! Enthusiasm for this program is also expressed in the number of volunteers (around 35 people) who help with the shopping, shelving, and distribution of the food. A revolving schedule keeps the burden from falling on a few. You can get involved as much or as little as you choose—if you are interested, please contact the church office below and you will be directed to the right people who can get you involved. Through fundraising, the Outreach Committee also helps support the Inn from the Cold, which offers shelter to those in need.
Contact our office for more information: 250-762-3321