The 6th annual New Year’s Interfaith Luncheon is set for Jan. 5. (File photo)

White Rock interfaith luncheon set for Jan. 5

Sixth annual event to be held at St. John’s Presbyterian Church

A tradition of friendship, music and homecooked food returns to St. John’s Presbyterian Church in White Rock this weekend.

The sixth annual New Year’s Interfaith Luncheon – set for this Saturday (Jan. 5) – is organized by volunteers who have been serving food and providing clothing to the homeless in Whalley every second Saturday for the past seven years.

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Organizers say the interfaith luncheon is about connecting with each other, regardless of faith. It also helps fill a gap – providing a community lunch opportunity during a time when many such events take a hiatus for the holiday.

According to a news release, regular attendees “include seniors (who stay home alone during the holiday season) and the homeless guests who enjoy a warm, healthy and tasty meal with us.”

Everyone is welcome and, typically, around 100 guests are served.

Food prep starts at 7 a.m. and anyone interested in pitching in may contact Raaj at 778-294-0146 or raajc@sfu.ca

Lunch is to be served at 11 a.m.

The church is located at 1480 George St.

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