Red Deer Mustard Seed recognized for providing 350 lunches a day to students in need

The Mustard Seed in Red Deer recently received the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta – PSBAA‘s Friends of Education Award.

The Mustard Seed makes and delivers 350 lunches to students every day in Red Deer who would otherwise go without. This gives kids a life chance and helps ensure they can focus on learning.

The idea for a street ministry came from Pat Nixon who founded The Mustard Seed in 1984. Pat decided to turn his vision into a reality when he started The Mustard Seed in an old house in downtown Calgary, which later transitioned into a larger building on 11 Avenue SE.

Today, the organization operates in multiple locations in western Canada, including Alberta and British Columbia, and offers an expansive range of programs and services to our most vulnerable community.

They provide programs and services including basic needs such as food, clothing, and hygiene items, as well as education, employment, health and wellness, spiritual care, and housing and emergency shelter.