Lourdes Lunch

Contact:
Thayes Sturgis, Ministry Coordinator

Lunch is served at 11:30 – 12:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Mission:
Provide HOT meals & Christian fellowship, TWICE a week to Atlanta’s homeless, hungry and most vulnerable population.

Volunteers interact directly with program guest /participants and ensure that they have a wholesome HOT meal in an environment where they are treated with dignity and respect. Our volunteers consist of fellow parishioner, retirees, neighborhood residents, college & secondary school students.

Here are more details about this opportunity:

  • The group prepares, and serves lunch for approximately 200 – 300 guest at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church cafeteria.
  • Lunch is served at 11:30 – 12:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Adult volunteer & Youth aged 12-17 years of age may serve.
  • Volunteers are needed from 9:30 AM until 1:15 PM (which includes set-up/prep and clean-up)

Please note that ALL volunteers are required to complete an online background check, and attend a 3- hour Archdiocese volunteer orientation training course before serving as a volunteer w/ the Lourdes Lunch program.

Core Values

Compassion/Caring
We care about our community, especially those individuals who are hungry, homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Acceptance/Respect for Others
We accept people as they are and respect their differences as well as their shared characteristics and needs.

Responsibility/Awareness
We have a responsibility to know what is happening in our community and how it affects individual members.

Action for Change/Service
We will act to make our community a better place for homeless and at-risk individuals.

Basic Needs Met
We believe in social equity where, regardless of individual circumstances, everyone should have their basic needs of food, shelter and safety met.