1. How much does it cost to feed a person?
  2. How many meals do you serve each day? Each year?
  3. How do I become a volunteer at the Mission?
  4. Where does the DTM get its funding?
  5. How is the DTM total spending allotted?
  6. What denomination is the DTM?
  7. Where do we get our food?
  8. What happens to clothing that is donated by the public?
  9. People frequently designate that donations be given to a specific charity in lieu of flowers when a loved one dies. How does the DTM accept and acknowledge Memorial Gifts?
  10. Is there a way I can leave a part of my estate or a major gift to the Downtown Mission?
  11. I want to hold a food drive for the DTM. What do I need to do?

If you have questions that this website hasn’t been able to answer, please send us a note. We’ll do our best to respond to your query as soon as possible.

How much does it cost to feed a person?

$3.11 is the average cost to feed one person a hot meal. This includes the cost of the food, and time spent preparing the meal. [Top]

How many meals do you serve each day? Each year?

On average the Downtown Mission (DTM) serves over 220 meals per day. Yearly, the DTM serves more than 140,000 meals to the hungry and hurting. [Top]

How do I become a volunteer at the Mission?

An application, interview, orientation and references are required to become a DTM volunteer. DTM provides any necessary training for our volunteers. Check out our Volunteer Page to learn more. [Top]

Where does the DTM get its funding?

The DTM programs and services are funded by, individuals, churches, schools, businesses, service clubs and community groups. The DTM receives no government funding or Other Agency Support. [Top]

How is the DTM total spending allotted?

At the Windsor Downtown Mission we seek to put as much money into our programs as possible. We spend 89% of our total budget on programs and services. We are extremely proud of this independently verified fact. For more information, visit our Finances Page. [Top]

What denomination is the DTM?

The Windsor Downtown Mission is a non-profit, Christian organization providing emergency services and interim solutions to poverty and homelessness. We fall under the umbrella of the United Church of Canada. We strive to be welcoming to all. Our services are provided free of charge to all who seek out our help, regardless of colour, creed or faith. [Top]

Where do we get our food?

The Downtown Mission receives donated food items through the generosity of individuals, churches, businesses and schools. In addition, the Downtown Mission purchases food and supplies to ensure we provide proper nutritious meals to those we serve. Looking to hold a food drive? Visit our Food Drives Page. [Top]

What happens to clothing that is donated by the public?

The DTM appreciates the support of our community and does its absolute best to accept gently used, clean and seasonal clothing. The clothing that is donated is given out FREE of charge to anyone that needs it. Volunteers work one day a week in the clothing room and they ensure any clothing request by a member is fulfilled if possible. [Top]

People frequently designate that donations be given to a specific charity in lieu of flowers when a loved one dies. How does the DTM accept and acknowledge Memorial Gifts?

Windsor Downtown Mission is always honored and appreciative when it is selected to receive memorial gifts. At the request of the family of the deceased, donation cards and envelopes are provided to the funeral home to display at the memorial service and receive the gifts. Memorial gifts can also be sent directly to the DTM. Just be sure to mention it is a memorial and identify the deceased and next of kin. A special letter acknowledging the names of all who gave a memorial donation will be sent by the DTM to the family of the deceased. [Top]

Is there a way I can leave a part of my estate or a major gift to the Downtown Mission?

Yes, the Windsor Downtown Mission is very appreciative when its supporters choose to include the DTM in their will. Those interested in leaving part of their estate to our organization can contact our Director of Development & Community Relations at 519.973.5573 to arrange a meeting, request a brochure or to discuss the many facets of planned giving. [Top]

I want to hold a food drive for the DTM. What do I need to do?

Thank you for supporting the work of the DTM by holding a food drive. A donation of nutritious non-perishable food items goes a long way in helping us to get food to those accessing our food bank and meal services. You can contact our Food Room Supervisor at 519.973.5573 for more information, or visit our Food Drives Page. [Top]