Our goal is to reach out to individuals or families who are in need of assistance or personal development. Our programs directly assist the Winnipeg community with food, clothing, education, furniture, hot meals and senior citizen support.
In 2011, approximately 27 Adventist Community Services (ACS) volunteers made commitments of 9,600 hours, making differences in the lives of about 10,000 people. Programmes are conducted within the premises of ACS Winnipeg and in local communities across the province.
Food hampers are distributed twice a month to 320 families who preregister and to over 100 walk-ins. Full course meals are prepared fresh and served weekly to approximately 50-60 people.
When families are in need of food items for children who take lunch to school, we are able to give them “heat and eat” food, crackers and cheese, fruit, juice, etc.
Bread and pastries are donated for pick-up by a local grocery chain.
Donated fabric is used to sew quilts for distribution. Fabric is also used to sew into shopping bags that are more environmentally friendly.
A limited variety of vegetarian food products are available for re-sale from the ABC distributor.
Creative cooking classes are scheduled at the ACS centre. They provide people with the necessary skills for basic sewing and making healthy meals for better nutrition.
Introductory computer classes provide individuals instruction on subjects relating to computers, the internet and literacy.
Social workers bring women to the centre to obtain household items, bedding, clothing, etc. for themselves and their children. New immigrants are also given assistance because they often have a need for a variety of basic items.
Our local facility is located at 95 Stadacona St. Operation hours are Mondays 1 pm – 4 pm, Tuesdays through Fridays 9 am – noon. The contact number is 204-663-2278.
Learn more about ACS at http://www.communityservices.org or the Henderson Highway Seventh-day Adventist Church.