Ark Aid Mission
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Welcome to the ARK AID STREET MISSION website. You may have come here looking to make a donation. If so please click the blue button immediately below!
ARKMedia video 6
featuring an interview with new Executive Director, Steve Gallant, former Board Chair. some poetry and a meditation on neighbours.
For other ARKMedia videos, visit the ARKMedia page.
Gifts of Kindness
Please consider a gift to help provide a daily meal & more to the increasing number of those who need it. Your donation of $75 will provide a week of meals.
If you would like to get in touch with us please call 519-667-0322
Office hours: weekdays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
The office door is at 698 Dundas St.
Donations may be dropped off anytime during office hours.
Parking: Parking is at the rear of the Ark building. Turn north off Dundas St onto Elizabeth St then right towards parking for the Palace Theatre. Simply circle around the rear of the Orthodox Church and come up to the Ark. Enter the door towards the left marked 696 – you will be in the rear of the dining room. The door to the office is on the left.
M,T,Th,F 10:30-noon Coffee and Connection
Weekdays1:30-3:30 PM Coffee and snacks (free)
Monday – Sunday 5:00 PM Meal – Takeout & Indoor
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1:30-3:30 PM Arkware open (clothes, etc. for a token donation)
Monday – Thursday 1:30-4:00 Advocacy – help with issues – eg. rent, bills, etc. Income tac by appointment
Thursday 11:00 AM Prayer
Friday 10:30 12 Step Program (faith based)
Sunday 3:30 PM Sunday Connection in Fireside Room
Weekdays 9:00-4:00 Outreach, prayer, encouragment. Drop off donations.
Coming Soon – Showers & Laundry!
To learn more about volunteering, visit the Volunteer page.
During the Emergency
The number of meals we are serving has doubled or more – 100-230 since the pandemic began. Our current way of serving meals requires different supplies:
Snack – granola bars, etc.
Bottled water, juice boxes
Paper plates, food packaging
Homelessness has also increased dramatically. Donations of the following are welcome:
Hats, gloves, socks, underwear
Soap, toothpaste, deodorant
London Homeless Resources
Copies of a printed guide are available at the Ark Aid Mission and various other agencies and can be printed directly from the site.
London’s latest initiative for food security. With funding from Healthy Kids Community Challenge and Child Youth Network (City of London) a new refrigerated van has been purchased for the London Food Coalition. The Coalition is a cooperative venture of some 22 agencies in London which operate food programs. The Ark Aid Street Mission will operate the van on behalf of the Coalition and the distribution hub will be operated at the Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope. Find out more about this unique venture here.
MEET SOME FOLKS
Western U Sociology Students recorded folks reflecting on their life in our city.
WHAT FOLKS SAY ABOUT OUR
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SERVING LONDON SINCE 1984.
The Ark Aid Street Mission was founded in 1984. Since then it has grown in its mandate to serve people who live on the margins of society. The Ark, as it is popularly known, is a charity registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, supported by a wide variety of local people, churches and businesses. The motivating factor of the Board, staff, volunteers and donors is TO PRACTICALLY EXPRESS CHRISTIAN FAITH AND LOVE WHEREVER THEY ARE NEEDED MOST.