Last updated 12 July 2021: To ensure the health and safety of our community, volunteers will not be able to enter the building until further notice. Meal Train volunteers are asked to place items outside the door and ring the doorbell for a staff member to come collect it Mondays 4-6pm, Tuesday-Friday 10am-1pm, Saturdays 4-6pm, and Sundays 10am-12pm only.
Ve’ahavta’s 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 300 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. Where we once had volunteers making hot meals in our Meal Box program, now we are looking for individuals who would like to make sandwiches, baked goods, and salads in their own homes and drop them off for us to distribute on the MJRH outreach van.Read our Sanitation Guidelines