Richmond Friends of the Homeless is a private, non-profit association devoted to making a difference in the lives of the less advantaged. It began over 20 years ago with one woman, Shawnee Hansen, serving lunch in south Richmond from the trunk of her car. Today, this organization serves over 1,500 meals each week at two locations; one south of Richmond and one downtown. In addition, food baskets and donated clothes, blankets and other necessities are distributed to those in need.
Reveille UMC partners with Friends of the Homeless to serve a hot midday meal and provide bagged lunches for FOH each month:
On the fourth Thursday of each month, Reveille serves a midday meal to 180 people at Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church on North First Street. Individuals or groups may assist by:
Contact the person organizing that month's meal for more information about the midday meal (see list below) or sign up to provide food or help serve the meal on the sign up sheet in the welcome center.
- Preparing potato casseroles and desserts. Casseroles may be made ahead and left in the fellowship hall refrigerator for the meal. Homemade desserts also are welcome and can be left in the fellowship hall kitchen. Be sure to mark with "FOH."
- Serving the meal. If you would like to help serve, plan on being in the fellowship hall at 11:15 am on the day of the meal. We carpool and caravan to the feeding site, returning by 1:00 pm.
- Giving financial support.
Meal contacts: Mary Jane Walls (firstname.lastname@example.org), Kay Craven (email@example.com), Kim Cronheim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2019 Midday Meal Dates:February 28 - Mary Jane Walls, March 28 - Kay Craven, April 25 - Mary Jane Walls,May 23 - Kay Craven, June 27 - Kim Cronheim, July 25 - Mary Jane Walls,August 22 - Kim Cronheim, September 26 - Kay Craven, October 24 - Kay Craven,November 28 - Thanksgiving (No Meal), December 26 - Kim CronheimReveille also prepares 160 bag lunches at 10:30 am in the welcome center on the Sunday before the fourth Monday of each month. All ages are welcome to participate!Friends of the Homeless Bag Lunches
Contact Pete Watson for more information and to get involved.
2019 Bag Lunches Dates:February 24, March 24, April 21, May 26, June 23, July 21, August 25, September 22, October 27, November 24, and December 22