You can cook for the shelter as an individual or in a group. By cooking a meal for the shelter, the resident parents have more time to work towards their goals of housing and employment.
Description: Dinners must serve about 20 people and we ask that it be a well-balanced meal. Dinners must be prepared and set on the table by 6 PM. Meal volunteers are needed for Sunday-Thursday evenings (no Friday or Saturday nights). Please contact the Volunteer MD Coordinator to set a date to bring in a meal.
Details- Cooking at home: If you choose to cook at home and bring the meal to the shelter, you can drop the meal off any time before 5:45 PM on the day you are signed up for. Dinners are served at 6 PM so it must be at the shelter by 5:45 PM. You can either drop the dinner off with the staff person on duty, or come in to set the table and set out the food (you can also reheat the food if necessary). If you come into the shelter to set up, you must be sure that you sign a confidentiality agreement since you will be spending time in the shelter.
Details- Cooking at the Shelter: You can cook at the shelter and bring your own ingredients or use what food the shelter has. If using the shelter's food, you will need to come in before you cook to assess what we have and what will need to be bought. We have a full kitchen that has all the basic cooking equipment. Meals prepared at the shelter must be ready by 6 PM. Since you will be spending time in the shelter, you must be sure to sign a confidentiality statement.
* We have limited space in the kitchen so all volunteers must be out of the shelter by 6PM so that families can eat. Because of this, it is best to use disposable pans. Clean-up will be done by residents.
Time Commitment: Very flexible. It can be a one-time meal donation or reoccurring.
Training and Support Provided: Please contact the Volunteer MD Coordinator (VMC), Liz Trabucco, to set a date to bring in a meal or if you have any questions.