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Making Meals for Family Promise

Posted on June 1, 2022 at 9:04 am in .

Did you know that 2.5 million children will experience homelessness this year?

As we continue to provide assistance to the most vulnerable members of our community, we need YOUR help! During these summer months, Family Promise needs shelter rotation volunteers while the families stay at the Day Center. Volunteers help provide delicious meals, healthy conversation, quality time on the weekends, and overnight supervision.

Family Promise has a wide range of volunteer opportunities for everyone and every skill set!

Family Promise Meals, September/October meals

To see how you can help and for more information, visit the Family Promise September/October registration webpage, by clicking the button below.

Family Promise Meals, November and December 2023

Be sure to mark your calendars for how you can help during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays this year.

St. Luker’s can share their hospitality by providing meals for up to 4 families who are experiencing homelessness and/or volunteer as a host at the Family Promise Day Center in Winter Park.

Upcoming dates:

  • Sunday, November 19-Saturday, November 25 (Thanksgiving week)
  • Sunday, December 24-December 30 (Christmas week)
  • Sunday, December 31-Saturday, January 6 (New Year’s week)

If you would like to sign up to provide the meals during the 2023 winter holidays, you can view the dates available on the link below.

Article written by Julia Gardiner

In these difficult times, it was an absolute blessing to be able to do outreach in the community. Things aren’t easy for anybody right now, but I’m very thankful we were able to prepare meals for people who needed them.

We got a list of some items that were pretty universally liked, for example, pasta. So we did our best to make meals that everyone would enjoy. On Friday we made a tuna casserole because we weren’t sure of the religious affiliations of the families, but we wanted everyone to be accounted for. (Good Friday, 2020)

The shopping was a little nerve-wracking because it was very different than we’ve ever seen it. There were stickers to remind people to distance themselves and some people were wearing gloves and masks. There were also items that were harder to find – we ended up with 3 different brands and 2 flavors of pasta sauce because there was so little left.


The Gardiner family prepared meals for 3 consecutive days in April, 2020.

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