has been essential in fighting hunger and restoring faith to a large portion of people living in greater Victoria since 1975.
Their operations are nearly 100 percent community funded; these include Vancouver Island’s largest Food Bank, a Family Center, Hospitality programs, and addictions recovery, as well as more traditional Church services. The Mustard Seed Street Church understands that food is not the solution to the deeper causes of poverty. In response to this, they offer a number of opportunities for the community to form relationships, receive spiritual care, crisis intervention and self-help to restore hope and faith to Victoria’s urban core.
Lambrick has had a partnership with Hospitality Program for several years, where we assist with making and serving one meal a month to approximate 100 - 150 of the neighbourhood’s poor and those living on the street. We call this the Agape Meal – Agape referring to our expression of God’s selfless love for humankind. The Agape Meal is on the last Friday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
For more information about volunteering to prepare or serve food, or clean up at the Agape Meal contact Brenda Lee
Enhancing our Partnership
The Missional Engagement Team at Lambrick seeks to deepen our partnerships both locally and globally. In cooperation with the Rev. Chris Pollock - Hospitality Program Pastor (third from the left, above), we have developed several short-term mission opportunities to work at the Mustard Seed next summer. There is an opportunity for high school students and another for young adults and college age students. To learn more: Short Term Mission Opportunities at the Mustard Seed Street Church
Our Lambrick family donated clothing this year (2020) to keep the people on the street warm this winter. Pastor Chris was overwhelmed by the generosity of our church and others in Victoria.