Food Security in the Community
The role of SIMFC has evolved since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in Saskatoon in the spring of 2020. SIMFC now supports the Indigenous community by providing weekday breakfast and supper programs to ensure that that those less fortunate don’t go hungry. Between 100 and 120 meals are distributed daily.
SIMFC Donation Campaign Drive
∞ Financial Donations
∞ Gift Certificates
∞ Toiletry Items
∞ Household Goods
∞ Food Items
At SIMFC, we primarily serve the disadvantaged and homeless in the Saskatoon community since 1968. SIMFC supports anyone that requires it and we try to assist with as many of their basic needs as possible such as food, clothing, or hygiene products. We strive to help all who come to us but we find that the requests are often greater than the services we can provide on our own. For example, our meal program serves 150 meals a day with clients often requesting underwear jackets, toques, gloves, socks, shoes and blankets.
BREAKFAST: 9:30AM to 11:30AM
SUPPER: 2:30PM to 4:30PM
The Centre’s cook ensures that clients receive nutritious meals they can count on. In the fall of 2020, with winter coming early, the Centre began offering hot meals twice a day.
- Funding from the federal government and community organizations, such as the United Way of Saskatoon and Area, has made it possible to undertake the organizing of several hamper programs to assist families and individuals to stay safe and fed throughout the pandemic.
- A much-appreciated financial contribution from CNH Industrial made it possible for the Centre to invest in two new stoves and a microwave.
- Through a generous donation by the Saskatoon Community Foundation, the Centre was able to purchase a vehicle that made outreach a reality, looking after people on the streets with meals, toiletries, and clothing.
- Regular donations from Tim Horton’s and Cobs Bread remain at the heart of the breakfast program and the snacks that are available throughout the day.
SIMFC is grateful to all individuals, community organizations, agencies, and staff members who have helped to make food security for the Indigenous community a priority.