Meet the Need is a community of people who have a faith in Jesus and a desire to live as He did. Jesus asks His followers to love one another and provide for those in need. As a response to this, Meet the Need seeks to practically and spiritually invest in people burdened by challenging circumstances.

The Lunch Project

On the last Saturday of the month, a team of volunteers distributes hot lunches to the homeless and those living on the streets in downtown Ottawa. While feeding the hungry is an important pillar of The Lunch Project, we are also looking to connect with the homeless, build rapport with them, pray with them, and let them know that they are seen and loved. We believe God can do great things and that His love can spark breakthrough in the lives of those living on the streets.

The Lunch Project is always looking for volunteers for our prep and street teams. Below is a list of our summer distribution dates. You can sign up for one Saturday, or all of them depending on your availability. Whatever help we can get is much appreciated!

2017 Dates

Coming soon!

If you would like to volunteer, please email Sandie with your available dates. Once you have been scheduled, you will be emailed all of the pertinent information closer to the dates of distribution. If you cannot volunteer but want to help support this project financially, click here to give online. Please be sure to write "Meet the Need" in the 'Memo' box on the donation page. Thank you!

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