THE HOPE VAN FOOD TEAM WELCOMES YOU!
Join in our monthly community event offering meals to the homeless who come to the Hope Van for medical attention and other services.
It may not be widely known that we have an awesome Seva Team that is in service out in the community one day a month. We have a lot of team spirit, love what we do and can always use more members, so we are inviting you to join us. I am referring to the Hope Van Food Team who serves a meal on the 4th Friday of every month to folks who are experiencing homelessness. One of the best aspects of this is that we serve alongside friends from two other faith communities: United Methodist and All Saints Episcopal. There are folks from other churches who serve on the other Fridays of the month. So it is an Interfaith effort…so important in today’s world!
The location for all of this is near the Social Services office on Breslauer, off of Highway 273 where we meet no later than 8:30 AM on the 4th Friday of each month and set up next to the Hope Van. As a Team Member, you have the opportunity of providing a dish such as a casserole, soup, spaghetti, fruit, hard boiled eggs, muffins, power bars, etc. Those who come for their appointments and others who just walk, often several miles, have a meal and get a bag lunch. In return, we get the joy of feeding our hungry brothers and sisters, offering many blessings and receiving much gratitude. Each church is responsible for providing its own supplies such as plates, cups, coffee, sugar, creamer, disposable eating utensils, lunch bags, gloves for food handling, hot cocoa, milk, etc. So if preparing or offering food is not for you but you would like to contribute supplies or money for them, that would help greatly!
We currently need to raise funds to purchase canopies to shelter us and our operation during the rainy weather. On February 24th, we are sponsoring a Bake Sale to benefit the Hope Van Food Team. We need baked goods for our sale to offer for purchase after the Sunday services, so let us know if you can offer that. There are many ways to help our Team! To get more information and/or to join our team please call Rev. Pam Sanchez at 515-0347, Gillian Trumbull at 241-3900 or Hazel Hughes at 223-6208. You may also email Pam at email@example.com.