All Ages Welcome
Those who sign up for the KITCHEN will prepare all the food for the 3,000 meals that will be delivered to the surrounding buildings. Over 500 lbs. of turkey (turkey and turkey breast) will come through this kitchen. Duties include: deboning turkey, cooking mashed potatoes, and cooking, slicing and chopping vegetables. Any level of experience is welcome. This is the job that requires volunteers to move quick, work well with others, and is the first team to get started for the day. This team will most likely miss the day's orientation and volunteer briefing.
This whole event is based on getting hot Christmas meals to 3,000 people. The meal prep job is an assembly line formation and there is always a lot of energy in this team. If you are planning on bringing kids, this is a fun place for them to help and there is usually more space for them to roam.
Kids & Youth Outreach
This team will be a part of reaching out to the youth of the community through on-site activities. We'll host a party for the kids at one of our sites where you can engage with children and their families.
Family Christmas Brunch
This is a special outreach exclusively for our child sponsors only!
Help us host a Christmas brunch for the families from our K-8 Christian school to show them the true meaning of Christmas. We'll be putting together a special meal, gifts for the whole family, activities for the kids, and even enjoy a showing of A Charlie Brown Christmas together. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to serve together!
Rescue Mission Cafe
This team will host a meal for those who come in off the street. They will be greeted by volunteers and have an experience of a nice sit down meal with someone who is ready to listen to and share stories with. This is a very intimate experience with those who live in the area, mostly those without homes.
All Building Outreach Participants Must Be 16 Years of Age or Older
These groups are going to hand deliver the food to the people. All deliveries are done by walking. Vehicles are not necessary; however, if there are a few people that would like to drive, please let your leader know on that day. They will arrange for your group to take the meals that are furthest away. Families and those who don't want to be confined to one area love this task. All meals are carried in boxes to the assigned buildings.
Often times, it might seem as if you're waiting around, however, this is the nature of the job. ALL the Meal Prep teams are doing their best to pump out the meals. So please be patient. This job is vital to getting the job done!
Join this team to help throw building parties in the apartment buildings. There is something powerful in being a good listener and neighbor in the TL. Sometimes we don’t need to offer an “outreach” to the building as much as we need to offer “life and celebration” in the buildings. Here is our chance to get alongside our neighbors, bbq, eat, hangout, play games, and get to know some of our neighbors in the TL.