Volunteers are Needed The 4th Monday Each Month
To volunteer, contact Ruby Peters at 448-6555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Since 1996, parishioners from San Jose Catholic have served over 100,000 meals at the Sulzbacher Center. In an average year, more than 150 parishioners 342 hours of their time to serve over 5200 meals.
Twelve to 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.
Volunteers 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.