Advent Food Programs
Advent Lutheran Church's Food Programs have lost two-thirds of their funding due to the economy. If you would like to make a general donation to these food programs, please visit HERE.
More information on the food programs:
Advent has two very important food programs: The Community Lunch and the Food Pantry.
On the 4th Saturday of every month from 12-1pm, we invite anyone in need of a good home-cooked meal to be our guest at a sit-down lunch. We typically serve 150-170 guests at each of our meals. The meal includes a freshly-prepared hot entree of chicken or beef, a starch (rice, potatoes, pasta), a hot vegetable, salad, dessert and coffee or juice. As our guests leave, they are given a bag of fruit to take with them. We are licensed by the Board of Health.
Unlike many other programs, the meal is not buffet or take-out, but full service: the meal, drinks, and dessert are served restaurant-style. Diners sit together for fellowship and conversation. We hope our guests are nourished in body and spirit.
Advent's Food Pantry is a once-per-month program that distributes a bag of groceries (rice, pasta, canned vegetables, tuna, and a couple of "heat and eat" meals) to anyone who shows up, no questions asked. Although the program is funded by state and federal sources, our staff is made up of volunteers who order, bag and distribute the food on the first Saturday of every month. We also survey our guests to find out more about their households so that we can accurately track who is receiving the food and, ideally, grow the program to better meet the neighborhood's needs in the future.
If you would like to learn more about what we do or how to help. Visit Advent's website or the Food Program's blog.