Feeding Windsor was launched in 2014 to serve members of our community struggling with issues of food insecurity because of living in poverty and isolation. Feeding Windsor originally partnered with St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church but with their closure, we had to find a new partnership. We found New Song Church which was already providing food services for their community and with some discussion we both agreed that a partnership would beneficial. So as of April 2017, Feeding Windsor and New Song Church began to work together.
Our Full-Time Director Rodger Fordham saw a need in the community and presented the idea to St. Andrew's church who quickly gave him the keys to the building and said "we see a great need as well and the initiative you have presented will help fulfill many of them." We are completely funded by donations from individuals, businesses, community organizations, and local churches in Windsor-Essex.
Feeding Windsor provides free breakfast, a lunch club, a supper club, and after-school snacks. last year alone we served over 125,000 meals across Windsor-Essex
Our initiatives provide members of the community opportunities to come and volunteer their skills and service. This year, we have logged over 25,000 volunteer hours this year alone.
Feeding Windsor partners with community service organizations to provide training opportunities to individuals who face severe employment barriers. Through the years we have been able to, by the support training programs, see people find more permanent employment.
Meet the Team
Rodger is the Founding Executive Director and the visionary who provides direction for Feeding Windsor Essex.
Kevin is the founding pastor of New Song Church and has an incredible heart for helping and finding the best in everyone.
Jane has been working in the food industry most of her life and has a great passion to serve. She also manages our kitchen staff.
This is our staff Jane and Justus
This is our staff Wayne, Jane, Laura
Merissa Mills is the founding director of the Street angels who recently joined forces with Feeding Windsor Essex.