A tradition of friendship, music and homecooked food returns to St. John’s Presbyterian Church in White Rock this weekend.
The sixth annual New Year’s Interfaith Luncheon – set for this Saturday (Jan. 5) – is organized by volunteers who have been serving food and providing clothing to the homeless in Whalley every second Saturday for the past seven years.
Organizers say the interfaith luncheon is about connecting with each other, regardless of faith. It also helps fill a gap – providing a community lunch opportunity during a time when many such events take a hiatus for the holiday.
According to a news release, regular attendees “include seniors (who stay home alone during the holiday season) and the homeless guests who enjoy a warm, healthy and tasty meal with us.”
Everyone is welcome and, typically, around 100 guests are served.
Food prep starts at 7 a.m. and anyone interested in pitching in may contact Raaj at 778-294-0146 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch is to be served at 11 a.m.
The church is located at 1480 George St.