I became aware of the lunch program when I was a resident of the park across the street. They fed me two times a week and they were a blessing from God. The meals were always good , the volunteers treated all who entered with a smile and they never looked down on anyone.
When I came to live inside again, and the lunch became a non profit I was asked to be a founding member of the board. I am now serving my second term.
This is grassroots outreach at its best. People in need have a reliable place to get fed and find community. Volunteers have an compelling opportunity to jump in and serve. As the former director of CLCH, I love the cause and people too much to leave. Eight years later, I'm still one of CLCH's biggest fans as I sit on the board of directors. I consider it an honor to be involved in this organization's critical work.
Over 25 years of providing quality hot lunches to homeless and low-income people in Seattle on a shoestring budget. The majority of that time, the organization was entirely run by volunteers. The first lunch was served to ten people. We now serve between 200 to 350+ every meal! The true stars of the organization are the volunteers, many of whom show up weekly, monthly or sometimes for every meal (Tuesdays and Fridays). Other volunteers pitch in too
I've been a volunteer with Community Lunch for over a year. This organization provides so much more than a warm meal. Many additional services are provided including access to health care, a dedicated social worker, mentoring and job training programs. I am so proud to be associated with this organization.