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 on-line background check, and attend a 3- hour Archdiocese volunteer orientation training course before serving as a volunteer w/ the Lourdes Lunch program.
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.
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.
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.
Thayes Sturgis, Ministry Coordinator