MEAL PROVIDERS 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, three of our locations are in need of meal providers. The details are below:
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 or drop off 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 if not just dropping off a meal. The women enjoy visitors, especially those who cook a well-balanced meal! Dinner is served between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Volunteers are also welcome to prepare breakfast or brunch on site.
Priscilla's House Residence for Women in Gaithersburg is home to 8 women who were previously homeless. 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 if not just dropping off a meal. 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 5:30 pm and 6:30 p.m. Meal providers can also host a movie night by bringing in a meal, drinks and popcorn.
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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Founded in 1972, Interfaith Works helps people lift themselves up out of poverty through 14 integrated programs organized into three service areas to prevent, stabilize and empower. Altogether, Interfaith Works serves over 16,000 people annually. Our goal is for Montgomery County to have the lowest poverty rate in Maryland.
Interfaith Works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency and a non-sectarian interfaith coalition of more than 165 affiliated congregations of diverse faiths, working together to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County, Maryland. Our programs shelter, clothe, and feed our neighbors in need and provide supportive services with the goal of helping them achieve self-sufficiency. Our mission is to pursue social justice with an emphasis on identifying and meeting the needs of the poor by leading and engaging Montgomery County's faith communities in service, education, and advocacy.