DONATE A MEAL
Volunteers are needed to provide a meal that can serve 14 – 16 youth at our Drop-In Center. Per food safety guidelines, all meals brought into HOPE 4 Youth need to be prepared in a licensed kitchen.
There are three options:
- Prepare a meal off-site in a licensed community kitchen (church, school, etc).
- Purchase retail foods and then prepare onsite. Must be unopened and labeled (ex: take and bake lasagna; retail meal items like Costco or Simek’s; Cub foods deli items). Sandwiches can be prepared and put together on-site if you bring in the ingredients needed.
- Bring in food from a restaurant.
Lunch meal donations need to be received by 11:30am, to be served between 12 -1 p.m. Dinner meal donations need to be received for prep by 4:30pm. You may have access to the kitchen earlier, if needed.
This is a great option for families and a fun team-building opportunity for companies and service organizations. Multiple meals can be prepared in advance and brought in to be kept in our freezer for future meal service.
SERVE A MEAL
Help prepare and serve lunch or dinner to youth visiting the Drop-In Center, following all food safety protocols. Also, provide a welcoming and safe atmosphere for the youth. Must be 24 years or older.
Lunch meal prep starts by 11:30 a.m., with the meal served from 12 – 1 p.m. Dinner meal prep starts by 4:30 p.m., with the meal served from 5 – 6 p.m. Plates, utensils and cups are provided. Masks and serving gloves must be worn at all times.