Meal providers make a significant impact on the work that Interfaith Works does for its clients. Many of our programs rely on the continual support of volunteers to provide meals for our clients at our various locations. Currently, four of our locations are in need of meal providers. The details are below:
Carroll House Men's Shelter in Silver Spring is home to 32 homeless men. Volunteers can provide a pre-prepared dinner for the men on any evening of the week. The men always enjoy a main dish that consists of meat, two healthy side items, a salad and ice tea or water. Dinner is served between 5:00 pm and 6:30 p.m. and we invite our volunteers to mingle with the men after dinner is served. Carroll House is always grateful for breakfast and bagged lunch donations as well.
Becky's House Residence for Senior Women in Rockville is home to 8 elderly women who were previously homeless. Volunteers are welcome to come and prepare a meal at the home any evening of the week and serve lunch/dinner to the ladies as well as mingle with them. Volunteers provide food to be prepared on site arriving early enough to allot time to cook. The women enjoy visitors, especially those who cook a well-balanced meal! Dinner is served between 5 pm and 6:30 pm.
Watkins Mill Transitional Residence for Women in Gaithersburg is home to 8 women with disabilities. Volunteers are welcome to come and prepare a meal on site any afternoon/evening of the week. Volunteers provide food to be prepared on site arriving early enough to allot time to cook. Just like the ladies at Becky's House, they also enjoy visitors and we welcome volunteers to stay and mingle with the ladies. Dinner is served between 5 pm and 6:30 p.m.
Interfaith Works Women's Center in Rockville serves up to 70 women. As a meal provider, your duties would include preparing a large enough meal off site and bringing it to the shelter to serve the women for dinner. Meal providers typically serve for one week and also provide lunches (bagged lunch with a sandwich, drink and snack) and breakfast items in addition to the dinner meal. The breakfast and lunch meals are dropped off in advance and not served by volunteers to the residents.
Providing meals to homeless individuals makes a great impact on their life by helping them stave off hunger which would otherwise not be avoided if they were forced to rely on their own limited resources to acquire food. Every volunteer is required to complete an application and a brief interview prior to being assigned to this opportunity. Here is the link to our online application form: http://www.iworksmc.org/volunteer/
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- Cooking / Catering
- Food Delivery / Distribution
- Food Service
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 14
- Application and applicable forms