Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Every night, we house up to 16 hungry men who are in need of a good ol’ home-cooked meal.
Cook in our large kitchen, or in your own.
You supply the ingredients or we can.
Join us at the table- we love getting to know who cooked our delicious meal!
SFSJCWH is a 501-c3 organization, a hospitable emergency shelter serving homeless men of all faiths, offering hope, dignity and an opportunity for positive change to all who seek it.
Coordinate for one meal, one a month, once a week- whatever fits your schedule.
Contact John Clark firstname.lastname@example.org or (513) 381-4941 to coordinate a day or date.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.- Blessed Mother Teresa
FAQ Who can participate in the "Square Meal Circle?" Anyone! School groups, youth groups, corporate groups, faith based organizations, community groups...... we just ask that all groups follow our simple guidelines.
How do we know what to cook? Give us a call and we can arrange whatever works for you. We can let you know what might be on the menu for a particular week to help coordinate. Have a favorite recipe? Great! Just let us know what you will make. Don’t know what to do? No problem - we have lots of recipes we will share.
Where do we cook the meals? You are welcome to cook in our kitchen. We have a large, profession grade kitchen, complete with pot, pans and other needed equipment. But if you are comfortable preparing something in your own home and bringing it over, that is fine too.
Do we have to buy our own ingredients? That is completely up to you. You can use items in our pantry and refrigerator or yours. When you call us we can discuss whether or not we have or can budget for items you need for a particular meal. If that doesn’t work out for some reason, then we will work with you to find a meal that does. We aren’t picky! Just budget conscious. We just ask that you supply every meal’s essential ingredient: love.
If I donate the ingredients, can I get a tax receipt? You bet’cha! We are a 501, c-3 organization. We are happy to provide you with a tax letter for the meal.
Can a group cook together? Oh yeah! Granted, our kitchen won’t hold 20 people, but a small group or family is great.
I am an individual - can I still cook? Sure thing! When we don’t have volunteers, we cook and we would love to have a friend talk to & to lighten the task!
What time is dinner anyway? Dinner is at 6pm every night. Our program dictates that we serve dinner at this time only.