2nd Saturday Lunch
The 2nd Saturday Lunch team provides hot, nourishing meals to low-income neighborhood residents, homeless people and drop-ins from all over town year-round at 11:30 am. Attendance ranges from 40 to 75 people. Our menu varies from month to month, and our emphasis is on comfort food — chili and cornbread, shepherd’s pie, ham and scalloped potatoes, lasagna, and so on. Salad is always provided, and cake is usually on the menu for dessert. Conversation is also on the menu, and interacting with our guests is encouraged
There is a core group of volunteers, but more are always welcome. If you’re able to help with cooking (usually Friday evening), serving or cleanup, come and join us! Contact David Donnell or James Joiner to volunteer.
The Community Meal ministry, which was developed as a way of reaching out to our neighbors whose fixed incomes often run out of funds by the end of the month, celebrated its twenty-seventh anniversary in 2017. We served 56 guests at the first spaghetti luncheon in 1989 and now regularly serve 90 to 120 guests each month. Parishioners continue to generously donate the spaghetti sauce. Other items such as meat, milk and bread are purchased with cash donations from parishioners and guests alike. Volunteers are needed to make meatballs and do other prep on Friday, and also on Saturday in varying shifts from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm for setting up, preparing the meal, serving and cleaning up. Please contact Georgia Leibowitz to learn more about how you can help.