Loaves and Fishes Dinner - WEDNESDAY, October 28th, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
Show-me Dharma is sponsoring a meal on the fourth Wednesday of every other month to serve from 100 to 130 homeless or near-homeless people at "Loaves and Fishes," Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Boulevard, Columbia MO, 65201, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. (although until further notice warm meals should be dropped off at 4:30 pm).
Our theme for October is pot luck! We request that the meal have healthy amounts of PROTEIN, CARBOHYDRATE (such as potatoes or rice) and VEGETABLES, plus a FRUIT and a DESSERT. The meal can be vegetarian or non-vegetarian, although guests do like to receive meat (and provides them with a fair amount of protein that they might not be getting otherwise). If you would like to purchase meat through Patchwork farms, they give a discount if you say it is for Loaves & Fishes. This way we also support Missouri farmers. Phone: (573) 443-1568; E-mail: [email protected]; Address: 1906 Monroe Street, Columbia, Missouri 65201. http://www.patchworkfamilyfarms.org/ NOTE: they only sell pork.
For your containers, compostable clamshells will be available outside of the side door of Show Me Dharma from October 24th at 9 a.m. to October 27th at 9 p.m. They will be in a large box (or bag). This time they will NOT be separated into packs of 5 so you will need to separate them yourself. THUS, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR HANDS ARE SANITIZED OR THAT YOU WEAR GLOVES before opening the bag to pull out however many containers you need. Then place them into your own clean bag. (I WILL provide clean plastic bags in case you cannot bring your own).
Also, from now on we DO need to provide our own volunteers to help serve and clean up, so please sign up for that separately by taking a serving slot.
Please arrive with the food between 4:30 pm and 4:50 pm at the rear entrance. If you cannot stay, other volunteers will accept the food and take it to kitchen or to table.
We want to thank the many volunteers from our sangha who have participated in this project since January of 2018! The guests are VERY appreciative of the quality and the variety of the food we have brought. Things have gone very smoothly and the dinners seem to have been a good experience for all. If anyone plays an instrument and would like to provide dinner music, that is also an option!
If you have any questions please call Patricia Riely at (573) 999-6635 or email her (email [email protected]) or email Caya Tanski ([email protected]). If you have to cancel your participation for any reason and the link in the email from SignUp Genius does not work, contact Caya Tanski, [email protected] so I can take your name off the Sign up Genius webpage).
This project will help us give back to the community that supports us, honor our commitment to be of service to those in need, and help us nurture and care for people in the larger community as we build closer relationships with others in our own sangha.
Loaves and Fishes was started in the mid-1980s by the St. Francis Catholic Worker community and serves a free community meal seven nights a week from 5 to 6 p.m. in the basement at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church. Besides Wilkes Blvd. church, more than 20 other local faith communities and other organizations help keep Loaves and Fishes going.
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4:30pm - 6:15pm CDT
702 Wilkes Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201
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