Help us organise our annual Christmas Lunch for the Homeless

Good day everyone,

It’s that time of the year again when we start planning a great event in our Parish calendar – our Homeless Christmas lunch. The Christmas lunch for this year will be held on the  9th of December we’re calling on parishioners who would wish to host a table to come forward.

This is effectively how it works:

  1. A typical table that you would sponsor roughly sits about 8 people;
  2. The guideline menu is:
    • a starter (cold meats, salads/veg etc.
    • A main course (cooked chicken pieces with rice, vegetables).
    • Desert (ice-cream, biscuits etc.)
    • Cold drinks (coke is the most popular)
  3. For those hosting a table please bring your own table cloth, decorations for the table, sweets etc.
  4. There’s lots and lots of people to feed – so we would in addition also need donations of COOKED chicken pieces, cooked vegetables, ice cream, cans of cold drinks, chocolates and gifts to be delivered on the day
  5. Then we would equally need volunteers to help with crowd control, serving, packing food, distributing food and cleaning up etc.
  6. The gifts we’re targeting must only be what homeless people need most – NO MONEY, ALCOHOL, CIGARETTES, ANYTHING IN GLASS ETC. Gifts should be the same as it often causes huge problems if tables give different gifts!! Gifts should be wrapped or in some plain brown bags.
  7. Please bear in mind that there are NO cooking facilities or warming facilities at the lunch itself.

Points to emphasize

  • Please Confirm your availability to host table/s as well as any donation you may wish to make as soon as possible
  • Financial donations should be deposited into the SVP Account 
  • Bank: Standard Bank
  • Branch: Braamfontein (Branch No. 004805)
  • Acc Name: SVP Trinity Church
  • Acc No: 202 648 532
  • but if you wish to make a cash donation then you should please contact:

Please expect more communication regarding the homeless Xmas lunch within the next couple of weeks.