Community
Meals

Serving anywhere from 250 to 1,000 meals weekly to combat food insecurity

What we do

Meal Programs

Community meals

Mobile & takeout meals

Monthly breakfasts

Before COVID-19, Morningstar Relief Mission served 250 meals per week, locally. Today we are serving nearly 1,000 meals per week, through 2 sit-down meals, monthly men’s and women’s breakfast, takeout meals handed out our front doors, and countywide, through our Mobile Community Meal Program. We launched our completely renovated commercial kitchen in September of 2022 and it operates 4 days a week to keep up to the growing needs of those we serve.

Morningstar has become the community kitchen for the County: as food prices have skyrocketed, we have responded vigorously, but we must continue to increase our donor base in order to be sustainable. Food insecurity is growing every month as the effects of inflation continue to be felt in rising food prices, rising rent costs, and declining mental health. We see the takeout meal program as foundational to the work of Morningstar Mission now and into the future.

 

If you would like to donate non-perishable food items for our meals, or financially, please visit our donation page.

Weekly Community Meals

We are so thrilled to be break bread together again! After 2 years of being unable to gather for a community meal, we are now offering a no-charge, sit-down meal that anyone is welcome to attend.

Current meal schedule:

  • Wednesday at 12:00pm
  • Saturday at 4:30pm

Breakfast Program

With support from P.E.L.A.S.S., we are offering a Breakfast Program. This program runs April 15 – November 1, 2024.

Guests who are unhoused may come in to have breakfast, coffee, and access to shower services.

Daily Schedule: 8:15am – 10:45am

Mobile & Takeout Meals

Healthy, nutritious, home-cooked meals-to-go are available free of charge, from a variety of locations across Lennox & Addington County and Deseronto.

Takeout meal locations

Napanee

Morningstar Mission, 58 Water St W
Pick up: Monday and Friday, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Westdale Park Church, 7 Richmond Park Dr
Pick up: Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00pm-3:00pm

St. Stephen Anglican Fellowship, 91 Dundas St. East (near Becker’s)
Pick up: Sunday, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Odessa

Odessa Free Methodist Church, 78 Main Street
Pick up: Monday and Thursday, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Call 613-386-3464 for more information

Deseronto

Community Care for South Hastings, 293 Main Street
Pick up: Monday and Friday, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Call 613-396-6591 for more information

Bath

Bath Lions Food Bank

Contact Fred Brown
Call: 613-530-5859

Tamworth

New Legacy Center, 2 Concession St S.

Contact Darlene, 343-884-5041 or newlegacycentre@gmail.com

Northbrook

Land O’ Lakes Community Services

Call 613-336-8934 for more information

Monthly Breakfasts

Women’s Breakfast

Join us for a wonderful time of good food, fellowship, encouragement and testimony. 

Held in the dining hall at Morningstar on the second Saturday of every month.
Doors open at 8:00am and breakfast is served at 9:00am.

Check out our events calendar for the next Women’s Breakfast.

Men’s Breakfast

Calling all men to join us for a time of food, fellowship and faith! Held in the dining hall at Morningstar on the third Saturday of every month. Doors open at 8:00am and breakfast is served at 9:00am.

Check out our events calendar for the next Men’s Breakfast.