Due to Covid restrictions, meals are takeaway at the door from 4:30 pm -5:30 pm

What is the community meal program?

The community meal program was conceived in 2009 to provide a weekly meal for people in need in our community. All meals are provided by various service clubs, corporate groups and faith groups in the Newmarket/ Aurora area. We typically serve between 60 and 90 guests.

When and where does the community meal take place?

Today at IFTC, the community meal operates 52 weeks a year, every Friday from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Meals are served in the Community Hall all and offer a great chance for our guests to socialize. On a number of occasions our groups have included musicians who have entertained guests during the meal. In addition take-home meals are given for those who may be unable to come out for the meal.

Who is responsible for preparing the food for the community meal?

Each week a different group plans the menu, purchases the food, does the food preparation in the kitchen at IFTC and serves our guests.


Community Meal Providing Groups

  • Affinity Group
  • Alive Church
  • Baháʼí of Newmarket
  • Baháʼí of Richmond Hill
  • BMK Management
  • Brain Power Studio
  • Brisbois Family
  • Canadian Federation of University Women
  • Dalton Family & Johnston Family
  • Empire Green Lawn Care
  • Grace Church
  • Grace Simon & Friends
  • Hailey Russell & Family
  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church
  • Holy Trinity School
  • Honda Canada
  • Interact Club
  • Jackie Playter Friends & Family
  • Juli Playter & Millicent
  • Koruna Family
  • Linda Thibeault & Family
  • Loveena & Family
  • Martin Family
  • Nadi & Family
  • New Hope Methodist Church
  • Newmarket Christ Church
  • Newmarket Lions Club
  • Newmarket Redemption Church
  • Newmarket Stingray Swim Club
  • Noora & Family
  • North East Newmarket Veterinary Services
  • Nourish & Development Foundation
  • Quakers Newmarket
  • Rino & Family
  • Rogers Communication
  • Rotary Club
  • Southlake Region Health Centre Emergency Department
  • St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
  • St. James the Apostle Anglican Church
  • Thibeault Family & Friends
  • Town of Newmarket Customer Service
  • Trinity United Church
  • Tzu Chi Foundation
  • Victory Baptist Church
  • Winnie & Friends

The program is also supported by a group of core volunteers from IFTC, who setup and cleanup after the guests leave.

An invitation to participate 

Each Friday we served a nutritious dinner form 4:30 to 6:00 which is open to everyone in our community. These meals are provided by corporate groups, faith groups, service clubs and groups of family or friends. These Providing Groups shop, prepare and serve the meal and typically spend from $325.00 upwards and plan for 100 to 110 plates of food. A group of Inn From the Cold volunteers manage beverages and set up and clean up tasks. 

Our 2021 schedule is full but we welcome new groups for our 2022 schedule. And as well donations to this program are always welcome. Tax receipts are available to those purchasing the food.

For more information contact Martha Berry 905.895.8889 ext 221 or by email info@innfromthecold.ca

Addtional meals in Newmarket area

Our Address:
510 Penrose St,
Newmarket, Ont.
L3Y 1A2