COVID-19 Update: Please see below for our modified hours of operation and changes to programs resulting of the current pandemic

We are continuing to offer meals for our community Mon, Wed, Fri 5-7 p.m. & Thur 12-3p.m.
For our shelter guests accessing our drop in, they are served a hot meal
For our guests not accessing the shelter, we are able to offer “to-go” style meals

We have also expanded our meal service to support other agencies with food who serve the same population we do. We have been providing Safe Harbour with 100 sandwiches each day for those access their shelter and drop-in facilities

Dear Friends,

The Mustard Seed Red Deer is a ministry that is seeking to build hope and well being for our most vulnerable citizens through Jesus’ love. Operating out of the 54th street building, we are excited to have the opportunity to plant this Seed that we hope will grow into a strong ministry that changes lives.

As a member of the Red Deer community, this is your ministry. We want to work with you to ensure that our approach fits with the real needs of people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Red Deer.

We are committed to:

  • Being good neighbours to the people of Red Deer.
  • Walking alongside this community to create a Christ-centred ministry that changes lives.
  • Conducting a needs analysis so we can create targeted programs that are specific to the areas of greatest need.

Our current programs:

Meals Served
See above for changes

Tues & Thurs: 12p.m. – 3p.m.

Bible Study
Suspended until futher notice

Prayer Meeting
Suspended until futher notice

Wellness Advocacy
Suspended until futher notice

Donations Accepted
Mon, Wed, Fri: 12p.m. – 6:30p.m.
Tues & Thurs: 8a.m. – 3p.m.

We need your support! To get involved by volunteering or donating, please contact us at

We are looking for mature Christian volunteers to journey with our guests. Instead of serving food to our guests, you join the supper line and eat with our guests and provide spiritual support to them. If interested please contact our Spiritual Care Chaplain at

Your partner in changing lives,

Byron Bradley
Director, Central Alberta
The Mustard Seed Red Deer

P.S. This web page will be updated with new information as it becomes available, so I invite you to check back regularly. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Do you want to be part of a dynamic ministry in the Red Deer area?

Join Red Deer PCN Women’s Fun Run on Saturday, May 11

Please read more here.

The Mustard Seed Red Deer has the following Short-term & Long-term volunteer roles:

Short-term volunteer opportunities (sporadic volunteering):

Meal Service & Food Prep & Cook
School Lunch Program:
Lunch Packers, Sandwich Makers, Lunch Delivery Driver & Snack Baggers

Are you an Individual (1 person)?
Please sign up here for Short-term opportunities.

Are you a Group (2 or more people)?
Check out the individual options above, find one your group likes and then please email to express interest in signing up your group for volunteering

Long-term volunteer opportunities (3+ month commitment):

Office Support Volunteer

Answering phone calls, monitoring emails, general office support.
We are looking for a minimum commitment of once a week for 3 months.

Bible Study Volunteer

Leading small weekly Bible studies with guests of The Mustard Seed around meal times.
Shift time: 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm, once a week on Mon, Weds or Fri.

*Please note that all above Short-term opportunities can be a Long-term commitment as well


Please email to express interest in Long-term opportunities or if you have any questions at all about volunteering.

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  • Letter to the Editor from The Mustard Seed CEO Stephen Wile


    Red Deer Advocate – As explained in a recent Red Deer Advocate article, The Mustard Seed will continue to rent out the basement of the Loaves and Fishes building at 6002 54 Avenue to the Safe Harbour Society until another suitable location can be found.

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The Mustard Seed – Red Deer is in urgent need of the following items. Please consider including these items in a donation to our ministry. They are listed in order of priority

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Red Deer ministry location:
6002 54 Ave
Red Deer, AB T4N 4M8

Donation Drop off hours:
Mon, Wed, Fri 12pm-5:30pm; Tues & Thurs 8:30am-4pm.

Meal services:
Suspended until futher notice


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