All Saints’ is actively involved in a variety of ministries and programs in our neighbourhood, town, and region.
We are mindful that many families and individuals in our area struggle every day with food insecurity, health issues, isolation or alienation, and worries over job availability or housing. We feel called by the Spirit and Christ’s example to share our time and resources with those whose day-to-day needs are as much material and physical as they are spiritual.
To that end, our church operates a “Deacon’s Food Cupboard,” a small permanent food bank that helps over 180 families meet their basic food requirements. The Cupboard receives food and monetary donations from other local churches, as well as from our own parishioners. The food bank is open in the church office wing on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Christmas Hamper Ministry: With the support of other churches in the community, All Saints’ coordinates the provision of over 200 Christmas Hampers to Whitby individuals and families receiving Social Assistance and Disability support. The Hampers provided by All Saints’ are fully funded by the congregation through an annual appeal for donations to cover the cost of grocery gift cards as well as gifts and clothing for the children through our Christmas Tree Gift Tags.
Our Men’s Group leads a seasonal drive, “Staying Warm Together,” which donates warm clothing items to seven community service shelter agencies. Year-round, we also support North House Transitional Housing through our FaithWorks fundraising, and we open our facilities for the use of support organizations such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Durham Community Care-COPE.