This hot meal program serves a nutritious dinner at Kamloops United Church every Sunday IMG_6862 (1)afternoon year round and is mainly a volunteer driven program.  The dinners are provided without charge.

PIT Stop Objective:  to provide nourishment and outreach to people in our community.

Financial Resources:

  •  Donations of cash and food items from Kamloops United Church members, other local faith congregations, community organizations, businesses and individual members of the public
  • Replacement items from the Kamloops United Thrift Shop 
  • Donations in-kind for special events such as Christmas.

Food Resources:

  • Kamloops Community Food Bank, Food Share ProgramIMG_6846 (1)
  • Cost reductions from local businesses, bulk purchasing, sale items, creative shopping
  • Every Saturday evening unsold fresh bread is collected from Cobs Bakery and distributed at PIT Stop the following day.

Community Partnerships:

Rotary Clubs of Kamloops
Aberdeen Lions Club
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
Kamloops Food Bank
Cob’s Bread Bakery
Thompson Nicola Cariboo United WayIMG_6858 (1)
Community Living BC
Interior Health – Street Nurses & Dietician
Kamloops Homelessness Action Plan
Changing the Face of Poverty
New Life Mission
Elizabeth Fry Society
Kamloops YM/WCA

Volunteer Resources:
Many different teams have prepared and served the PIT Stop meals over the years.  Teams have come from many of the Kamloops Rotary Clubs, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, United Way, Thompson Rivers University, B.C. Ministry of Forests, Service Canada, Fulton & Co. Law Offices, Kamloops United Church, South West Community Church, Centre for Spiritual Living, Kamloops Unitarian Fellowship, Me to We school groups, and several teams comprised of groups of families and friends.

To contact Rick, the Co-ordinator of PIT Stop:   pitstop@kamloopsunited.ca

Awards:
2010 United Way Community Partnership Award, presented annually to an agency or group that demonstrates a willingness to partner with others in the community to provide an important service.

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