Our congregation has provided meals twice a month for Lifebridge Homeless Shelter (formerly Crombie St. and Salem Mission), a Salem based organization, since it opened in the 1980s. We generally feed about 80 people at each supper with meals ranging from meatloaf to pad thai. There are usually eight to twelve of us preparing and serving the meals.
is responsible for the second Thursday of the month. This group generally prepares the food at home and arrives about 5:45, serving at 6:30. (email Jack by clicking here)Jack Weltner Generally we head home just after 7. Many hands make light work!
Judith Black (email Judith by clicking here) is responsible for the fourth Thursday. She and her cooks arrive early and do the cooking together in the well-equipped kitchen at the shelter, also serving about 6:30. Judith and her crew sing as they cook!
In 2013 our youth group, The Wild Things, asked if they could have a night of their own to cook and serve at Lifebridge. Ever since then, on the Second Fridays of the month, the youth and our minister meet at Lifebridge and cook and serve from 5-7 pm. It is considered one of the treasured activities by our youth. For more information please look under Youth, Youth at Lifebridge.
Anyone interested In helping out should contact any of us to make arrangements.