Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton, was on hand to officially offer his blessings on the opening of the Door.
Volunteers and staff prepare a variety of hearty home-cooked meals daily. What is served depends wholly on the generous support of our donors and sponsors.
Guests line up for a light breakfast and coffee, then again for a hot nutritious lunch. Picnic tables and benches adorn the property to create a family-type setting.
“Our family could not think of a better way to honour and celebrate his life.”
“I moved to Hamilton from Buffalo, N.Y. last year and although I had difficulties finding work, the Door has helped keep my stomach from being empty, my motivation and spirits high, and my hope and faith in the goodness of mankind is alive and well!”
“Thank you for the kindness and generosity and the donation of time and energy to serve us supper.”
“I’m positive the strength of my gratitude is felt by us all. I love you people. You have helped me so much. There is very little I wouldn’t do for you.”
Hi, we’re Sophia (11) and Jamie (9). We live in Oakville. Our Mom went to St. Pat’s School over 30 years ago. When we found out that we could help serve a beautiful Christmas meal to those in need we wanted to participate as well. Our Uncle and his girlfriend were also serving meals. We asked for tables side by side so we could work as a family. We learned never to waste food because the less fortunate sometimes don’t have anything to eat at all. The guests at our table were so friendly, kind and happy to be there. We were happy to be there as well and the food was really yummy! It was such a nice environment with people laughing, hugging, and there was even a harpist playing there. We would LOVE to come back and serve again! It was an awesome experience! Thank you for letting us share in this special occasion.”