We offer a year-round hot and healthy meal program for our neighborhood kids and are looking for volunteers (Sunday school classes, small groups, families) who would purchase, prepare and serve a healthy meal to kids and adult helpers who come to our programs. This can be done one time or on a more consistent basis. Our goal is to serve child-friendly meals that are healthy.
Fruits and/or vegetables
One small dessert per child
Please read our Meal Provider Info Sheet before you sign up or if you would like more information. It includes helpful details, policies and meal ideas.
- No Chips (we’re trying to create a chip/soda free zone to encourage healthy eating)
- No Drinks – our kids are in the great habit of drinking water with their meals
- Small portion sizes
- Our goal is to have dinner ready at 5:00 each evening.
- We have a full kitchen and provide all the plates, cups and utensils.
- Please be prepared to feed 20-30 people including kids and adult staff.
- You are welcome to bring your own children. We encourage children ages 4-12 to join our neighborhood kids in the on-going activities happening at the church while you are preparing and serving the meal. We ask that children younger than 4 stay in the food prep area.
- Please keep your serving group to 8 people or less (including children). If you are looking for a project a larger group can help with, please check out Smart Sacks.
- All meals are served at First Avenue Church – 120 W. 1st Ave.
- And finally…Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! You help keep our little light shining.
Available dates (marked as OPEN) are listed below:
January 10: OPEN
January 17: Kaemingks
January 24: Ginny Riley
January 31: Brinks/Bruce/Oertli/Joynt
February 7: Kaemingks
February 14: OPEN
February 21: Julie Woodman
February 28: Life Lines Bible Study
March 7: Randy & Sharon Gipe
March 14: City Church Wash Park
April 4: Kaemingks
April 11: Brinks/Bruce/Oertli/Joynt
April 18: Carol Trejos
April 25: Cathy Hitch
January 11: OPEN
January 18: OPEN
January 25: Schnittkers/Nielsens
February 1: Monica Nielsen
February 8: Lisa Warren
February 15: Lisa Warren
February 22: Summervills
March 1: Schnittker/Nielsen
March 8: Cathy Hitch
March 15: Julie Woodman
April 5: Hope Christian Academy
April 12: Cathy Hitch
April 19: Happy Daze V7
April 26: Ginny Riley
Questions? Please contact us.