The Plan…

In June of 2022, The Bunker Youth Ministry acquired the space next door to use, formerly known as Central Station/Winkler Food Cupboard. Our plan for the space is to turn it into a for-profit social enterprise restaurant called Industrial Eats. The over-reaching goal and intent of this enterprise is to continue to expand our Bunker mission and vision, and be able to help all those whom we will have contact with, move to a more positive place in their life, socially, financially, mentally, and emotionally.

Our Mission…

– To provide Meaningful and Life-giving Employment to Marginalized people of the Winkler Area.
– To provide people with a positive workplace where we can walk alongside each other down a life path of positive change.
– To create amazing food that people will enjoy in a welcoming environment.
– To donate all profits generated, to The Bunker Youth Ministry to aid them in their programs and projects

Our Goal…

We honestly had no idea what a project like this was going to cost us, so when our contractor came back to us with the quote, needless to say we were slightly shellshocked. Currently, we have a rather lofty goal of $850,000. While donations have been coming in, we currently only have about 2/3 of the funding needed to complete the project. Our aim is to be open sometime in 2024!

How You can get involved…

There are a few ways that someone can get involved!

– Financial Donations
– Material Donations
– Labour Donations

Update: As of December 20th, 2023

As you may be aware, this project was broken down into 3 phases.

Phase 1: Accessibility to the space (wheelchair lift to 2nd floor, accessible bathrooms, etc.)
Phase 2: Kitchens & Equipment
Phase 3: The Dining Room

Phases 1 & 2 are nearing completion! But we’ve hit a snag. While we had enough funds ready to go to complete those 2 phases, we haven’t been able to fundraise enough at this point to get Phase 3 started. Because of the lack of funds, this project is in serious danger of being put on hold until we’re able to fundraise more. We’ve worked so hard to raise the money thus far and we know that in God’s time, the project will be complete. But we need YOUR help! If you’re able to help us out financially, we’d be forever grateful!