Come feed the hungry and make new friends. Now that summer is here and the Community Meal is a nutritious brown bag supper, your help is needed earlier in the day Saturdays during July and August for a little while, to make sandwiches beginning at 2. The guests are invited in at 4, to eat in the garden, in Levy Hall, or as take out.
The Saturday Community Meal provides a nourishing, complete dinner to the homeless, the needy, and the lonely in our neighborhood. Approximately 80 to 100 are our dinner guests every week. Cooking or serving is a grace-filled way for you to show love.
In the winter, our guests come in from the cold to enjoy a hot, home-cooked meal, along with fellowship, a friendly atmosphere, and often entertainment. Our Community Meals are lovingly served to seated guests, rather than our asking them to file through a serving line with plate outstretched. We often hear how welcome this simple touch makes our guests feel. It does mean your help is needed even more, though.
Volunteers are needed on Saturday afternoons throughout the year to set up (set tables, fold napkins, put out serving pieces, make coffee and iced tea–there’s a job to utilize everyone’s abilities), or in summer, to help fill bags. Winter clean-up is finished by 6:15pm. Your help is needed, especially in the first shift, from 1pm till about 2:30. This program has been a blessing and joy to all volunteers. You decide how you’d like to participate.
Do you find yourself at a loss for ideas when it’s time to buy another birthday or Father’s Day gift? The cost of one Saturday’s meal is between $200 and $250. Wouldn’t your mother be proud for you to donate in her name, giving her the opportunity to feed the hungry the way she once lovingly fed you? It’s a beautiful way to memorialize someone.
Your names and the reason for your contribution (appreciation, a special commemoration, living memorial, birthday, etc.) will be listed in the Sunday bulletin, and if you like, a letter will be sent to those you are honoring.
Volunteers always welcome!