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Serving Meals

Giving someone a meal is so much more than providing fuel to keep the body going: At UGM, hospitality means welcoming another person with love and care. Serving a meal at one of UGM’s shelters, you can provide the service, smile, and the kind word a homeless person needs.

 

“I got to eat, and when I started eating, it felt like I was gaining something. It felt like I was getting worth, and maybe I had a chance.” – Jeff

 

No special skills required.

 
You can bring your family, church group or team of up to 10 people to serve at one of our shelters. We’ll train you on everything you need to know to serve a healthy, delicious meal. We’ll provide everything needed.

 

Ready to get started?

Please start by calling the shelter where you’d like to serve, and they’ll guide you through the process:

 

  • Men’s Shelter: Laurie Willson, 509.535.8510, ext. 109
  • Crisis Shelter for Women and Children: Karen Herford, 509.535.0486
  • Anna Ogden Hall: Lori Bradley, 509.532.3842
  • Center for Women and Children: Jill Wright, 208.665.4673, ext. 707

 

The planning process works best if one person from your group makes all arrangements with UGM staff and communicates with the group.

Tips for health and safety.

  • If you have any symptoms of illness, please stay home and let us know who isn’t coming.
  • Wear modest clothing and closed-toed, comfortable shoes.
  • Secure long hair up off the shoulders.
  • Carpool! Most of our shelters have limited parking.
  • Give only your first name directly to shelter guests.

 

More specific guidelines will be provided to your group prior to serving.

 

No special skills required.

 
You can bring your family, church group or team of up to 20 people to serve at one of our shelters. We’ll train you on everything you need to know to serve a healthy, delicious meal. We’ll provide everything needed.

 

  • If you have any symptoms of illness, please stay home and let us know who isn’t coming.
  • Wear modest clothing and closed-toed, comfortable shoes.
  • Secure long hair up off the shoulders.
  • Carpool! Most of our shelters have limited parking.
  • Give only your first name directly to shelter guests.

 

More specific guidelines will be provided to your group prior to serving.