For this event, we'll be preparing and serving a lunch to the hungry at Our Daily Bread, a soup kitchen in Baltimore. Every day, 365 days a year, they serve a hot lunch to anyone in need. The food is all donated and served by volunteers.
Our Daily Bread is more than just a soup kitchen though--it is a sanctuary from the often cold and uncaring streets. We'll assist this mission by giving both our time and a little bit of ourselves. We'll greet the guests, serve them, and make sure they feel welcome and respected. And in the process, we'll learn a little bit about our community, our fellow travelers, and ourselves.
We'll arrive at Our Daily Bread no later than 9 am, and they'll show us what we need to do and how. Then we'll help with the meal preparation, serve the meal, have lunch ourselves, and clean up. We'll be done at 1 pm. I'll send out details to all volunteers in the week before the event (where to park, how to dress, what not to bring, etc.).
We've committed to providing 12 volunteers for the four-hour shift. If you RSVP, you have to be committed to showing up. People are counting on us and we can't just casually cancel. Also, due to interest from our members, we have two dates scheduled, March 16 and March 23. For now, please RSVP to one date or the other, not both. If we still have open spots the week before the event, we'll open it up to folks who want to volunteer both days.
If you can spare a few hours for a greater cause, please RSVP and come help out! I promise it will be a very rewarding day. Thanks!