Never underestimate the value of family and a shared meal at the Nest. ‘The Nest’ is Street Peace’s youth drop in-centre, which is run weekly on a Wednesday. The activities include games, peer mentoring, hearing from an encouraging speaker, and sharing a meal together.
In May, family members of one of our Street Peace youth prepared an amazing Lebanese feast for The Nest, feeding over 50 youth. We laid out tables in the alley, covered them in stunning dishes, held hands and prayed, then feasted on flavours that spoke of love.
This opportunity came about after a discipleship outreach where Street Peace volunteers took some of the girls to the Peninsula Hot Springs for a day of pampering and sharing the gospel. From this, a mother of the girls saw how much this benefited her daughter and rallied together her extended family to create a Lebanese feast.
“At first I wondered how our youth, who are used to pizza and chips would respond to couscous lamb and salads,” said Rachael Holt Street Peace’s Programs Coordinator.
“Let me tell you, the plates were scraped dry. As the kids ate new things, the resounding message was – you are loved, you are family. We would love it if our community could continue to offer their time in cooking a hearty meal for our kids.”
Street Peace needs weekly home-cooked meals for the youth at ‘The Nest’. If you and your culinary friends would like to make a homemade feast for the fatherless, contact us