Meal Site Information
In the city of Columbus, there is a free meal offered to the community every night of the week. On Sundays, our parish prepares and serves a meal to the community. This ministry may be referred to as “soup kitchen”, “hot meals” or “meal site”.
The hot meals ministry currently has over 60 volunteers that have committed to serving the meal this year. Individual groups or teams are assigned 3-4 Sundays within the year and then take responsibility for meal selection, preparation, serving and cleanup. All meals are to be prepared at the meal site. Our pantry is fully stocked with many choices.
The hot meal ministry is a wonderful ministry in that it benefits many people with a relatively small commitment overall. Meal preparation typically begins at 4:00 pm and participants begins to gather and socialize thereafter. The meal is served at 5:00 pm and cleanup is typically completed by 6:00pm.
If hot meals is a ministry you have interest in or if you have additional questions please feel free to contact Susan Chandler at 378-2605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is the latest hot meal schedule. Please follow the procedure that is listed on the schedule. One of the many complaints we have is the leftover food. If you would like to leave any UNOPENED milk, that would be appreciated, however, the food needs to be disposed of or taken to Horizon House. There are never any dates on the items, and not knowing how long it has been there is unsanitary and can be scary. Please do not leave food in the refrigerator. All items left in the refrigerator and or freezer must me labeled with date left. Another issue seems to be leaving dirty dishes or items in the kitchen. Since several different committees use this kitchen it is important to clean up after our selves. There is a cleaning log that has to be kept up. Please feel free to contact us if there are any issues regarding how the kitchen was left when you arrived.
Currently, we have two co-chairs. Co-chairs call the team leaders and remind them of their scheduled date. They assist with any help that may be needed. If you think this would be a good fit for you, any assistance would be appreciated. It may take 2-3 hours a month, and the rewards are unlimited.