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Summer BBQ Program
This is a weekly program that takes place at the Community Housing Corporation of Halton complex, located at Margaret and Maurice Drives in Oakville. St. Jude’s partners with Frontline Outreach to deliver this program. For the past 5 years, every Thursday in July and August, a team of St. Jude’s volunteers meets on site, at the centrally located basketball court area, and cooks typical BBQ fare for any resident in the housing community who wants to come out for food.
In 2021, planning is underway for a new version built around COVID-19 protocols. BBQ’s will again be held every Thursday in July and August and the volunteer team will meet at 5:00 pm at the basketball courts. However, residents will not be coming to the BBQ; rather they will pre-order food items each week, and St. Jude’s will prepare meals of BBQ chicken, salads, or grilled veggies, accompanied by cookies and fruit salad. The meals will be packaged and delivered to residents based on their pre-orders.
Volunteer commitment is approximately 2 – 2.5 hours each week, and a Program Volunteer Coordinator will create a schedule based on weekly availability.
The Summer BBQ program is set up through St. Jude’s Justice and Servant Ministry team. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please click the Volunteer Now button to be directed to a team member via the St. Jude’s office.
The Summer BBQ for Margaret and Maurice Drive residents began on July 9 (rained out on the Thursday). This letter was received by the Tenant and Community Supports Specialist, Housing Services, Social & Community Services in Halton Region:
A huge thank you to the wonderful volunteers from St. Jude’s church. I was very impressed with way the BBQ was executed on Friday evening; I don’t have any recommendations since it was the first BBQ of the season and it appeared to me that everything went very smoothly.
I appreciated the fact that there were many young adults who reside within the community who volunteered to help deliver the food bags to the households. I made an effort to thank each and every one of them for making themselves available to help their neighbors.
Thanks again for your continued support of the residents from the Margaret and Maurice Drive community.