For most of us, the answer to this question is “Yes.” We’ve either prepared a meal in advance if we’re planners, or we are perfectly fine heading out to our favorite spot for Taco Tuesday, or we just open up our full pantries and refrigerators and whip up a meal for ourselves and our families.
Sadly, however, here in Duval County, approximately 1,800 people have no homes, or pantries, or refrigerators, or idea where their next meal is coming from. Many of them turn to organizations like the Sulzbacher Center, which serves two nutritious meals per day, 365 days per year.
Since 1995, HAB members have volunteered, along with other churches and groups on the First Coast, to prepare and serve meals to those who need them. In 2018, as HAB seeks to expand our community and serve it well through efforts like the Hunger Initiative, we want to extend the invitation for you to join our cooking and serving teams that participate in Sulzbacher’s meal program throughout the year. Though our members volunteer every third Monday, when we have teams, each group only needs to volunteer three times per year. Cooking teams prepare the meal from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and the serving team takes over at 5:30 p.m., serving the members of the community who come to Sulzbacher to be nourished. If you are looking for a way to be part of the solution, to meet the needs of those in our community in a tangible way, this is a great opportunity. In addition to serving others, you will get to know more about the work of Sulzbacher, connect with members of HAB, including our HAB youth who serve regularly and get a chance to see the servant leadership that Christ exemplified in action.
To find out more, contact Joyce Hanson at 904-399-1573.