The distribution of food & clothing is a huge part of what we do. Throughout our various ministries, we provide clothing to thousands of people and serve over 100,000 meals each year. Virtually all of that is done with what has been donated to us.
Union Gospel Mission's TOSS BOX Clothing Donation Program provides essential resources to those we serve, with 100% of donations bringing help to those in need. We give the best clothing freely to the needy, and recycle the surplus clothing to assist in many other vital programs.
Items that can be donated into the TOSS BOX are: Clothing, Purses, Belts, Shoes, Jackets, Hats, Linens, Towels.
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Click for the Toss Box Brochure.
You know what it’s like feeding a family of 4 or 5 – how about over 300 - every day! We also hand out food bags daily to our street guests and grocery bags to families in need. We count on God’s provision, and it seems that He provides through people rather than dropping manna from heaven! There are a number of ways that you can be a part of the Lord’s provision:
We’ve tried to break it down, looking at the costs of serving a meal. We’ve factored in costs like kitchen salaries, kitchen utility costs, transportation costs, etc. Although it’s difficult to say for sure, our ‘analysis’ suggests that the average cost of a meal is about a buck ninety-nine ($1.99). You could help by paying the costs for several meals. For instance, you could send in a cheque indicating that you’d like to pay for 68 meals, for a total amount of $135.32 – just an example. That is a very practical and helpful way to assist us.
Or, you could donate food. As a Church, you could do it through our THEM program, or individually, you could donate food items. What kind of food items? Anything edible! If it can be eaten, we’ll take it. If it’s non-perishable, great! If it’s perishable, make sure it hasn’t perished before you deliver it. But, tinned goods, meats, vegetables, salt, pasta, fish, milk – you get the picture. If you donate it, we’ll use it!
Perhaps you are a part of a business that is in the food industry. We are so thankful for the many businesses that donate food to us – frozen foods, butchered meats, processed meats, even food that is getting close to its ‘best-before’ date. You don’t realize how much you could help us!
Or, maybe you’re a farmer of vegetables, livestock, chickens, etc. Or a fisherman. So many give of their ‘bounty’ to the Mission. Perhaps you could be one of those.
Here’s the point – we have seen God provide so abundantly through individuals, through businesses and through Churches. As the Mission continues to reach out, the need increases. Is there anything that you can do to help?