VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED
The 4th Monday Each Month
contact Ruby Peters at 448-6555 or
ABOUT THE MINISTRY
Since 1996 the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless , has provided nutritious meals 3 times
per day, every day of the year, to anyone who is hungry.
parishioners from San Jose Catholic have served over 68,000 meals
at the Sulzbacher Center. In 2009 alone, 153 parishioners gave
342 hours of their time to serve over 5250 meals.
twenty parishioners volunteer to feed the homeless every month.
Volunteers need to be age 12 or older. No one person goes every
single month. Sometimes a ministry will go as a group. The
Knights of Columbus, Boy Scouts, Women’s Social Circle, Comite
de la Providencia and members of a former guild are some of the
ministries that have served together.
Four to six
“cooks” arrive at the Center at 3PM to prepare the meal for
about 420 people. No culinary experience is necessary, just the
ability to follow directions. About 10-14 servers arrive at
5:30PM. Two serving lines are simultaneously plating the food,
which are then handed to a staff member who distributes them to
the residents as they pass by the serving windows.
can bring an apron from home or wear a disposable one provided
at the Center. Hair must be covered by either a baseball cap
volunteers can bring with them or one of the lovely hairnets
which are also provided.