Contributor(s): Joey Tasker, Caitlin Quist, Aaron Mcdowell, Katie Brooks, Clara Morales Llobet, Tristan Muhr
The Mustard Seed New Life Community offers a broad range of essential services to marginalized, under-serviced, and street-entrenched members of the Kamloops community. These include a dental clinic where local practitioners offer pro bono services, a street-outreach center, and a fully operational community kitchen.
A look inside the New Life Mustard Seed kitchen. Photos by: Katie Brooks
As a charitable non-profit organization founded on faith-based philosophies, it continues a long-standing Christian tradition of providing meals to the less fortunate. Since its inception, over 45,000 hot meals have been served, and while it does employ permanent staff, much of the work is done with the assistance of volunteers. The Mustard Seed New Life Community does receive donations of food and other equipment from the community, but much of the food that it serves is bought straightforward. For this reason, it is always looking to build relations ships with community members and other organizations, and encourages charitable donations when possible. The Community plays a large role in Kamloops and the surrounding area, and will continue carry out their mission of building healthy individuals and communities through spiritual, physical, emotional, and social well-being.
If you’d like to get involved with the Mustard Seed New Life Community Center, you can do so in a variety of ways.
To volunteer, contact them at 250-434-9898, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, you can donate, book a tour, and inquire about further support by visiting this page.
Jeff Arlett talks about the work that Mustard Seed New Life Community does. Video produced by: Joey Tasker, Caitlin Quist, Aaron Mcdowell, Katie Brooks, Clara Morales Llobet, and Tristan Muhr.