St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church offers a delicious FREE Community Meal every Tuesday, all year 'round, in the Parish Hall from 6 - 7:00 p.m.
We open our doors and hearts to provide food and fellowship for our community, neighbors, and parishioners. Everyone who would like to share a meal with us is welcome! Do you know people in town who might enjoy a hearty meal and some fellowship? Invite them to join us as well! If you’re interested in volunteering, see below!
Serving at the Tuesday Night Community Meal
The Tuesday Night Community Dinner at St. John's needs team members to help out once a month. It's a fun way to meet and serve new people. Our volunteers say it's a profoundly rewarding experience!
Volunteers do a variety of tasks, from cooking pans of food to serving dinner and running errands (e.g. picking up loaves of bread donated by the French bakery or by getting the weekly lettuce supply from Hearthstone Restaurant). The Tuesday evening volunteer session runs from 5:30 to 7:30 or so. Dinner is served from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Food ranges from Italian or Mexican casseroles to chili, soup, or the occasional ham or BBQ dinner. We have hotel-sized pans to send home with our cooks, and reimbursement is available. If needed, we have recipes for you. In addition, we often have meat or other leftovers in the freezer at St. John's that is available to our cooks. It takes about two hours to prepare a pan of food, and most of our cooks bring in hot pans right before we serve.