Free lunch in Middleton

Heather Killen
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Warm up Wednesdays with hearty soup and company

Tom Ross, of St. Monica’s Church, says starting at noon on January 15 people can drop by the church every Wednesday and enjoy a warm bowl of soup.

By Heather Killen

The Spectator


Whoever said there’s no such thing as a free lunch will soon eat their words.

St. Monica’s church hall in Middleton is hosting a weekly soup kitchen this winter, starting January 15. There is no charge for this luncheon that features homemade soup. Everyone is welcome to come, no questions asked.

Tom Ross, of St. Monica’s parish, says a number of people have donated to the program which aims to serve people a hot and nutritious meal during the coldest months. Father Jose Thomas, St. Monica’s priest, worked with soup kitchens in Halifax and suggested that it could be a good project for the church.

“We’re trying to make it accessible for seniors, to give them a chance to get out and socialize,” he said. “We will also prepare take-out for those who want to pick up lunch.”

He added that while people who want a hot lunch, but don’t want to mingle, can take their lunches with them.

The luncheons start at noon, on January 15 and run each Wednesday until spring at St. Monica’s located at 37 Connaught Ave. in Middleton. For more information, to volunteer, or make a donation call 825-3248.

Geographic location: Middleton, Halifax

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