Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
12:30 – 1:45 PM
Our Dining Room alleviates hunger by serving hot, nourishing meals to low income families as well as single and homeless individuals. We welcome guests Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. In 2012 we served 20,785 meals compared to 15,500 in 2011; an increase of 34%. For our guests our dining room is much more than a place to get a hot meal; it is their family room where they feel part of a community that values them. We open our doors by 9am and invite people to sit, relax, read, enjoy coffee and socialize while they wait for the meal. One of the most exceptional characteristics of our dining room is that it is managed almost exclusively by a dedicated volunteer corps.
Last year more than 1,800 individuals gave of their time to ensure that the dining room was an enjoyable experience for our guests. Our volunteers serve the meal as though they were serving guests in their home. Since so many of our guests return on a regular basis, we make it a priority to learn each of their stories and address their individual needs. It is through the relationships that are formed in the dining room that guests are refferred to our other programs.