Shelter Meal Roundup: Find a Way to Get Involved!

Contribute time, money, or resources to help us provide meals for emergency shelter residents.

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Our shelter kitchens are busy prepping meals for residents in our three emergency shelters, ensuring we serve a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. The phenomenal staff at our shelters can work wonders to meet needs, but we do better when working together – with you!

Want to help with meals in our emergency shelters? Pick your approach:

  1. Tap Into Your Network. Do you have strong ties to a community or religious group? Get everyone together to cook regularly – many hands make light work.
  2. Cook With Us. Have an active set of friends with can-do spirit? Spend time together while cooking in one of our two kitchens – one residential-like and one commercial. We’ll do the planning, and you’ll be the labor.
  3. Make Sack Lunches. Volunteer from home by making and delivering sack lunches for a day.
  4. Drop Off Your Favorite Dish. Sign up to deliver a single dish to feed 12 at a community drop-off potluck. This way, you cook a manageable amount that becomes part of a meal for many.
  5. Send Us Ingredients. The gift of canned goods, dry beans, flours, and pastas is so helpful. Shop our wish list now or drop off unexpired, shelf-stable ingredients.
  6. Host a Food Donation Drive. Want to donate big or focus on meeting a dietary need? Crowdsource it! You can create your own donation drive customized to your goals.

Bonus: We could also use volunteer drivers to help us transport ingredients and donated meals. You can find a regular route that’s convenient to you, or be on call.

However you get involved, we appreciate you! Email volunteer@humansolutions.org to get started – questions welcome! You can also call or text Brielle, our volunteer and donations coordinator, at 971.806.7759.