First UMC Gonzales

Women's Shelter Meals

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BISHOP OTT SHELTER FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN
Sweet Dreams Shelter
4TH SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH
MONTHLY MEALS FOR WOMEN’S SHELTER IN BATON ROUGE

WE NEED YOUR HELP: On the fourth Saturday every month, our church needs 2-3 people to prepare food and take it to the Sweet Dreams Shelter for Women and Children in downtown Baton Rouge for their 6 pm meal. This shelter is on the St. Vincent de Paul campus between Florida and Convention St, just 4 blocks off I-10. All the St. Vincent shelters depend on volunteers in the BR area for their evening meals.

Preparers usually leave Gonzales about 5-5:15 pm with the food, serve the meal, and return to Gonzales before 7:30 pm. The meal requires a main dish, side vegetable, green salad w/dressing (or fruit), simple dessert, and ready-to-eat rolls. We usually prepare about 25-30 servings for the women and their children.

Anyone can participate in this ministry, male or female, church member or not. If someone “isn’t a cook”, he or she can still participate in an important way by driving in or supplying non-cooked items. All you need is a spirit for service, as we begin our 15th year of helping to feed disadvantaged women and children in our metro area.

We need people for these dates: May 27, June 24, July 22, Aug. 26, Sept. 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Dec. 23.
Please contact Kaye Hertwig 644-7923 or tahertwig@eatel.net.