Centre 7 Out-of-the-Cold

Free Saturday Suppers

October 19, 2019 through March 28, 2020

(closed December 28)

in Southminster United Church's lower hall

entrance at 7 Galt Street off Aylmer Avenue

Drop in Saturdays 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Hot meal served from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. 

All are welcome!!!

Started as a pilot project in January, 1998, Centre 7 (named for its 7 Galt St. address) will begin its 22nd season October 19, 2018. Modelled on programs in Toronto and elsewhere, Centre 7's aim is to serve those whose low incomes discourage and active life but whose need for a meeting place with friends and a good hot meal is the same as others'. Through Out-of-the-Cold Saturday Suppers, Southminster United Church provides local outreach while living part of its mission to serve others and to stand with those who live on the margins of society.

Centre 7 is an ecumenical community outreach project jointly supported by Trinity Anglican, St. Matthew's Anglican and Southminster United churches. Each church contributes financial support and volunteers to run the program. Other churches in the area have also made both financial and volunteer contributions at various times.


A vegetarian option is provided each week. We are wheelchair accessible. Children are welcome.



The project would not succeed without its volunteers, who are members of neighbourhood churches (including Southminster), neighbourhood families, university students and other enthusiastic workers. Volunteers are used in all the following areas.

  • Set up and take down

  • Cooking

  • Greeting/Registration

  • Kitchen clean up

  • Delivering food to tables and socializing with guests

  • Preparing muffins, vegetarian dishes and or desserts as needed.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Martha in the church office - 613-730-6874.



Centre 7 is supported by the donations of local churches, businesses and individuals. All monetary donations are tax deductible. Cheques should be made payable to Southminster United Church with Centre 7 noted in the memo line. Donations for Centre 7 may also be made through with this link. Under Message/Instructions please indicate that your donation is for Centre 7.

Our Saturday Suppers were featured on the blog "Sydney & Irene" on November 8, 2014.

Because of the Coronavirus, The Saturday Out-of-the-Cold Suppers will be cancelled March 21 & 28.
Supper will be served Saturday March 14 as usual.
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