Jubilee Breakfast Ministry

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Please scroll down the page to learn more about the Jubilee Breakfast Ministry and select a time to volunteer! NOTE: Volunteers must be 18 or older! 

We provide hot breakfast and warm hospitality to the community on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. to those who are homeless and to the working poor. Most come directly from Allentown's overnight warming shelter. They receive a meal and have a warm place to stay before going to their workplace, or until county agencies and drop-in centers open at 9 a.m. 

Volunteer Opportunities: On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays we need ten volunteers to prepare and serve breakfast from 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Please note: volunteers for serving breakfast must be at least 18 years of age. 

Sign up for a specific date below by clicking in the checkbox for the date/job and then click SUBMIT. After you sign up, you will receive an email from us with information including directions and parking options, as well information concerning safe food-handling practices from the Health Bureau. Or you can read it here:

Volunteer Basic Information

Food Safety Information

Wednesday SetUp Information

Contributions: Your contributions are very important to our ministry. Your financial contributions enable us to purchase items in bulk at very low prices as well as to pay the cost of utilities and equipment maintenance. Click to contribute via PayPal or Credit Card or mail your check to Zion's UCC, 620 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101 and write "Jubilee" in the memo.

If you would like to donate specific items (for example:  eggs, milk, sausage, ham, bacon, fresh fruit, napkins, sugar, coffee, sweet & low, etc.), please contact the church office (610-435-2412) for information about dropping off your contribution. Please note that the Allentown Health Bureau does not allow us to accept anything made in someone's kitchen at home (including baked goods).

Why Jubilee? This ministry to, with and for those who are homeless is taking place just a few feet from where the Liberty Bell was hidden in our church during the Revolutionary War. The well-known inscription on the bell ("Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land, unto all the inhabitants thereof") from Leviticus 25 proclaims the Jubilee year in which the scales of economic justice are balanced for all people. We pray for that day to come. In the meantime, we work as advocates for those who are in need. And we offer the most basic ministry that Jesus taught us to provide: food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless (Matthew 25).

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/JubileeBrkfst

NOTE: This is a shared mission project of Zion’s ‘Liberty Bell’ UCC church, 620 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, Pa., and St. John’s U.C.C. Allentown, with support and volunteers from First Presbyterian and other churches as well as wider community support. 

Thank you for your support!

 

Location: Zion's Kitchen: Prep, cook, serve and clean up

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy EDT) Available Slot
04/19/2018
(Thu. 6:30am - 9:30am)

Food prep, cook, serve, clean-up (10)

 
All slots filled
Dennis Dries
Jackie Praedin
leave at 8:30
Charles Roeder (3)
& Bonnie & Linda
Nancy Kramer-Moyer (2)
Dolly Smith
UCC Greenawalds
Jennifer Lynn
NANCY DOUGHERTY
04/20/2018
(Fri. 6:30am - 9:30am)

Food prep, cook, serve, clean-up (10)

 
9 of 10 slots filled
Nancy Chestnut
Kathy Frey
Ellen Legg
Alice Roth
Tom Meyer
Marilyn Shephard
Ginny Ziegler
Debi Zosky
Robert Martin
04/21/2018
(Sat. 6:30am - 9:30am)

Food prep, cook, serve, clean-up (10)

 
8 of 10 slots filled
Maria Brace
Douglas Brace
Dale Brace
Bonnie Falla
Scott and Jenn Korin (2)
Toni Schaffer
Geoff Brace
04/26/2018
(Thu. 6:30am - 9:30am)

Food prep, cook, serve, clean-up (10)

 
7 of 10 slots filled
Dennis Dries
Jackie Praedin
leave at 8:30
Nancy Kramer-Moyer (2)
Jennifer Lynn
NANCY DOUGHERTY
Toni Schaffer
04/27/2018
(Fri. 6:30am - 9:30am)

Food prep, cook, serve, clean-up (10)

 
8 of 10 slots filled
Virginia Voros
Candy LaBarre
Joyce Harwick
Bea Eichenberg
Jackson Eaton
Robert Martin
Bruce Gunn
Sandy Gunn
04/28/2018
(Sat. 6:30am - 9:30am)

Food prep, cook, serve, clean-up (10)

 
9 of 10 slots filled
Maria Brace
Douglas Brace
Dale Brace
Kim Clark (2)
Ethan and I will be there!
Bonnie Falla
Scott and Jenn Korin (2)
Joe Calhoun


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