Feeding People in Normal Times
Breaking bread is a spiritual act. Sharing a meal with someone is a spiritual blessing. We are blessed every time we feed someone, whether stranger or friend. St. Dunstan’s Church has been abundantly blessed by our feeding ministries. St. Dunstan’s hosts a free weekly dinner for our local neighborhood community on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:00.
The Tuesday evening community dinner is intended to be a self-sustaining, community-based event, supported by individual and group donations and served in the St. Dunstan’s Church building, putting our well-equipped commercial kitchen to good use.
Every week we feed between 100 and 130 people at our community dinner in our parish hall and we deliver meals to five different tent encampments. All told we are feeding as many as 500 people each week, thanks to the generosity of each of you who contribute to this ministry by helping gather food, set up for the meal, cook the food, deliver the meals, and clean up afterwards.
The work we do chopping vegetables, setting up tables, and washing pots is deeply spiritual. We are formed as followers of Jesus as we work shoulder to shoulder to care for others. This is a practical lesson in theology. This is an experience of the Gospel. You can enjoy this ministry as well. All are welcome, regardless of religious beliefs or affiliations. Just show up any Tuesday.
Current financial donations for this expansion have come from various individuals, and food donation support is currently organized through Food Lifeline.
More volunteers and ongoing donations are always welcome!
Contact the church office or stop by before a meal if you would like to volunteer.