Christmas Meal at Immaculate Conception Drop-In Centre

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On Sunday, December 18, 2022, approximately 350 people enjoyed a wonderful Christmas meal at the Immaculate Conception Drop-In Centre, courtesy of the SNJM Sisters and Associates of Manitoba.  The drop-in, located in the Point Douglas neighbourhood of Winnipeg, provides weekly meals to those in need.

The Christmas meal is the highlight of the year at the drop-in, and this year was no different!  Each guest was given a hot meal including turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables, and cranberry sauce.  Every meal also included a festive napkin, cutlery, a mandarine orange, a buttered bun, homemade baking, a candy cane, and a container of milk.

The SNJM Manitoba Associates’ Outreach Committee organized the event with the generous assistance of their Associate members and the Sisters.  Given the great response to requests for funds to support this event, all costs have been covered and a generous donation has been made to the drop-in to help fund additional meals throughout the year.

This meal is truly a community event, and the outreach team of Nancy Militano, Teresa Campbell, Pat Bozyk, Nicole Boudreau, Joy Beauchamp, and Mary Morton would like to thank everyone who contributed time, talent, and/or treasure to make it successful.  It is a great blessing to be able to serve in this way, and the team is confident that our neighbours in Point Douglas were embraced by the love that comes with a nourishing meal.

Mary Morton

Featured picture : Teresa Campbell