Loaves & Fishes Volunteers
Dear Monday Meal Providers:
February 2021 update from Joel: We now have a (mostly) functional kitchen! I am happy to give a quick mask-on tour of the new kitchen for any meal angels who are curious :)
As for numbers, plan for 8-10 (that will increase in a few months after everyone has their vaccine, but for now we're a smaller crowd), and please keep calling me ahead of time since the door isn't reliably unlocked with our Covid hours. Vegetarian options are entirely optional -- appreciated and will be eaten, but there are rarely more than a couple vegetarians and they can forage. Preparing one big meal for our crew is already asking a lot!
Our meal delivery continues during Covid 19 epidemic. It’s helpful if meals come earlier (4:30-5) as we are now serving in shifts. Appreciate it if folks call/text in advance to the house (218-724-2054) or Joel’s cell (218-340-4356) and we can meet them at the door or their car or have a no contact drop off on the porch. Thank you!
Peace Church volunteers deliver an evening meal every Monday for 12-15 people who are living at the Loaves and Fishes Dorothy Day house, which provides hospitality for those who have few other choices about where to sleep. Thank you for volunteering to provide a meal. Meals that we serve include both meat and vegetarian options. When deciding what to cook, it is always a good idea to call ahead (Dorothy Day House 724-2054) to see what they have had for meals this month and ask how many people they are expecting. Leftovers are always welcomed. You also have the option of purchasing groceries for the house and letting the residents do the cooking. Please have vegetarian option for half of the people.
The Dorothy Day house address is 1712 Jefferson St, just below St. Paul’s Episcopal on East Superior Street. The phone number is 724-2054. We need each volunteer to provide a meal about once every three months. We are always looking for more people to be regular volunteers or subs, so please invite others to join in this ministry.
Please sign up for the date(s) that work for you to provide dinner. If your availability changes at a later date, you can swap dates with someone else on this list or reach out to the church office. We will send this schedule out whenever we need more slots to be filled.
Thank you for your help and for sharing your gift with others of our community!