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Share-A-Meal Event (SAM)

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The Boulevard: The Road to Health and Home

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 165 people are interested
SAM (Share-A-Meal)
Let's eat together!

This is our most popular group activity at The Boulevard!


Our Share-a-Meal (SAM) program offers the opportunity for a group of 5-12 volunteers to provide the food, cook it in our kitchen or yours, serve the meal (lunch or dinner), and eat with our 64 residents. Both weekends and weekdays are available. The Volunteer Coordinator can provide any interested group leader with a guide for a successful SAM event.

What We Do:The Boulevard serves over 300 homeless adults annually, helping them recover from physical injury, illness, addiction or mental health issues. After they recover, we assist Residents in finding safe housing and an income if possible: our goal is to help every client leave the homeless experience, hopefully forever.

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About The Boulevard: The Road to Health and Home


3456 West Franklin Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60624, US

Mission Statement

The Boulevard: The Road to Health and Home provides a healing environment and resources to help ill and injured homeless adults restore their health, rebuild their lives and regain self sufficiency. The Boulevard is the only agency of its kind in state of Illinois, and one of only a small handful nationwide. Visit our website! http://www.blvd.org/


The Boulevard is a medical respite program designed specifically to address the challenges faced by homeless adults discharged from hospitalization with no place to go to recuperate. We aid these individuals in completing their medical recovery or stabilization, begin to address the root causes of their homelessness, and find stable housing. With a capacity of 64 beds (15 women, 49 men), and a usual length of stay of 90 to 120 days, we were able to assist 334 individuals in rebuilding their lives in our last fiscal year.

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Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


3456 West Franklin BoulevardGarfield Parkoff St. Louis AvenueChicago, IL 60624



  • Cooking / Catering
  • Baking


  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours per meal (Lunch or Dinner)
  • Guidelines to review and sign.

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