For the past twenty years, every dinner served at Metropolitan House and the St. Luke’s Shelter has been prepared and delivered by a congregational or community volunteer. Over the years, over 50,000 evening meals have been donated! Delivering a shelter meal is a relatively simple but important way that almost anyone can make a personal and meaningful contribution to these homeless ministries.
Donating a Meal to St. Luke’s Shelter
The St. Luke’s Shelter, located at 3655 Calvert St. NW D.C., operates 365 days a year so the need for donated meals continues throughout the summer. Meal donors are asked to drop off a hot meal for seven (six residents and one staff member.) Sign up for a meal date. For more information, contact Kent Weaver.
Donating a Meal to Metropolitan House
Metropolitan House, located at 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW, operates October through April of each year. Meals adequate to serve four residents and one staff member can be delivered to the church kitchen ahead of time (ready-to-serve or frozen) or brought to the shelter at the time it is to be served. Click here for more information on appropriate meal selections, and when, where and how to deliver your meal, etc.
To learn more about donating meals to Metropolitan House, or to receive email notification about open dates on the meal calendar, contact Meal Coordinator Kent Weaver. An online volunteer scheduling site, The Metropolitan Church – Serve Now!, is used to coordinate the meal donation calendar. You can view available dates and sign up through this system.