Anahita Mahmoodi

Interfaith luncheon returns to ring in 2017

Plans are once again being cooked up to host a community new-year's luncheon in White Rock

Plans are once again being cooked up to host a community new-year’s luncheon in White Rock.

Hosted by the Interfaith Homeless Food and Clothing Ministry, the event is set for 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 2, at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 1480 George St.

Organizer Arun Chatterjee said anyone wishing to attend the free function – for lunch or to help, or both – is welcome.

Student volunteers from Semiahmoo Secondary, H.T. Thrift Elementary and SFU will also be on hand to help. Those who prepare and serve the meal will also join attendees at the tables.

“This will be a community event where everyone is welcome and have lunch together in the New Year,” Chatterjee said by email.

He added that volunteers are also welcome to assist with a ministry effort planned for this Saturday (Dec. 17), when Christmas gifts and lunch will be distributed to the homeless in Whalley.

For more information on either event, or to get involved, Chatterjee may be reached at 778-294-0146 or

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