In our ongoing effort to be about something other than ourselves, we won’t be meeting at Jammin’ Java this week, but will be out in the wider world trying to put our actions where our ideals are. We’ll also be helping out our (barely) former intern Leigh in her part-time job with Campus Kitchens Project. This is a mission that engages in food recovery, meal prep, and delivery to at risk youth, veterans, the unhoused, and elderly persons in Washington DC. They currently serve 1300 meals per month.
We’ll be working under the direction of their Chef, cooking, cutting vegetables, cleaning, washing dishes, sorting food donations, etc. We’ll be providing meals for Grate Patrol (a Salvation Army food truck that provides meals to folks sleeping on Metro grates), Mount Vernon United Methodist Church (which serves lunch for the community), and Regency House (a low-income assisted living facility for the elderly).
It’ll all be happening at Saint Luke’s Mission Center, 3655 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC, on Saturday from 11:30am to 3:30pm. Parking is available, and the site is accessible by bus. If you’ve got kids, Leigh has kindly offered to provide child care at the church and at the park across the street (thanks, Leigh!). They suggest that we workers wear close-toed shoes and long pants/leg coverings.
Hope to see you there!