Congreg. Church of Midd. members & friends
To our faithful volunteers,
First, we extend our immense gratitude and thanks to our Congregational Church volunteers who have donated "time, treasure and talents" to help prepare & serve Community Lunches on our assigned Wednesdays for the past 11.5 years! Charter House Coalition (CHC) could not have managed serving Community Lunches for four days a week without our church's volunteers along with the other community groups. Today we are letting you know about a significant change in how the lunches will be prepared and served, driven by community need.
CHC is now is gearing up to prepare 3 meals a day for up to 100 guests, therefore the CHC leadership has decided that it will be more efficient in the operation of the kitchen for lunches to be prepared by the kitchen crew, led by Ben Nash and Sheri Sullivan.
This means that, beginning on Monday May 25th, we will no longer provide lunches in the same manner as we have done in the past! Instead, going forward, CHC has encouraged us to shift our efforts to support the meal program by providing the following items:
- meal ingredients (especially all types of protein)
- large quantities of non-perishable snacks, fruit, crackers, beverages, cookies/deserts, dried soup, nuts, health bars in single serving packaging
- monetary donations so that CHC can acquire these – or provide gift cards to Hannaford’s or Shaw’s
- YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO HIT THE "SIGN UP" BUTTON ON THE LIST BELOW TO DONATE! Simply bring your donation to the door at Charter House.
We will be receiving a weekly update via email from Ben Nash on Fridays about what the next week's specific needs are and how we can help. As Doug Sinclair explained in a recent email: "We welcome suggestions on how we do our work as efficiently as possible while providing opportunity for Charter House to continue be, at its roots, community based and driven. Please be in touch – and be well."
Steve and Dorothy
10:00am - 6:00pm EDT