Home Cooked Fridays June & July 2019
Come join our Friday smiling faces!
Contact Kelly Barnhill
at [email protected]
Fridays, Noon to 6:30 p.m. in Kitchen & Kinsolving Parish Hall
Meals served 4-6 p.m. in Kinsolving Parish Hall
Home Cooked Fridays has served an average of 142 guests each Friday over the past 2 months. In April and May, we served almost 1850 meals. We have many corporate volunteer partners now as well – several companies have volunteered their time and talent with our guests in recent months, and others have signed up to assist in the summer months as well. Dobie Dormitory Cafeteria Services will be providing a main course of 200 servings the last Fridays in June and July and the first Friday in August as a way of giving back to the central Austin homeless community.
This consistent increase in total number of guests and thus meals served has impacted the program in several ways: We need an increased number of volunteers to adequately serve the number of guests we have. We are unable to provide seating for all guests at the same time now, and options and alternatives are being evaluated to expand our seating arrangements. We need additional dinner plates and glasses as we have expanded. We purchased an additional 36 dinner plates, and will be getting additional glassware soon.
Additional Current Needs:
Paper goods – napkins and heavy duty plates are particularly useful as we serve multiple courses at each meal and with the decline in number of volunteers, we will need to utilize paper goods on occasion.
Ziploc bags for take away snacks for our guests.
Tablecloths/linens for 60” round tables and 60”x30” rectangular tables which you no longer have a need for – our linen washing support takes time and building a surplus of cloths will allow our volunteers a window of time to return the linens if getting these done within 6 days is difficult. Also, we’ve purchased 3 more round tops to expand our service and need tablecloths for these.
Any cloth napkins you no longer need. Our guests have a tendency to walk away with our napkins.
Summers are always a time where we can use extra help and support. You can learn more about Home Cooked Fridays and sign up to volunteer, too, by visiting this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f49afaf2ea6fc1-afriday4