What We Do

On the second Tuesday of odd-numbered months (January, March, May, July, September, and November), volunteers from Temple Lutheran Church provide food and servers for dinner at the Life Center of Eastern Delaware County (63rd and Market Streets in Upper Darby).

Why It Is Important

Over 200 meals are served each evening to individuals who would otherwise go hungry, including those who are staying at the Life Center’s emergency shelter. Temple Lutheran Church is one of over 40 area churches, synagogues, and temples participating in this wonderful program.

What We Need

Food

 

Meatloaf(s) (2 lbs) or meatballs in sauce (1” in diameter, 2 lbs);
please DO NOT use pork or bacon

 

Macaroni and Cheese (5 boxes of Kraft Mac & Cheese or 15 cups)

 

Bags of 30 bananas or oranges

 

Gallons of ice tea or lemonade

 

 

Aluminum foil baking pans are available for meat and macaroni and cheese.

 

All food needs to be labeled and brought to the church’s kitchen by 3 pm on the day of the meal. Food can be placed into the Café freezer if delivered earlier than the Sunday before the meal or the refrigerator in the kitchen if brought in that weekend. Fruit can be placed in the plastic bin or on the kitchen counter; please remove from plastic bags..

 

Let us know what you can bring by using the sign-up sheet in the bulletin for the three to four weeks before serving,  sign up online at SignUp Genius or contact Susan Best.

 

Contact Food Coordinator Susan Best by email or call/text at 610-592-4358 for more information.

Volunteers

 

Volunteers to help serve are needed for each meal; this includes transporting food to Life Center, working in kitchen, and serving food in a buffet line.

 

Volunteers meet at Temple Lutheran Church at 6 pm, carpool to the Life Center, and return at approximately 8 pm.

 

Let us know if you can help serve by using the sign-up sheet in the bulletin for the  three to four weeks before serving, sign up online at SignUp Genius, or contact Mark Procknow (see below).

 

In addition to providing meals, volunteers often feel they themselves are nourished by the impact they are making.

 

Contact Meal Volunteer Coordinator Mark Procknow by email or call/text at 215-817-3562 for more information.

We need two things to make a meal happen – food and people – and you can help with one or both.

We need two things to make a meal happen – food and people – and you can help with one or both.

How You Can Help

We encourage you to donate food and/or your time to make a real difference in the lives of so many. For proper coordination, please sign up to help ahead of time. Sign up sheet located in back of church sanctuary or sign up online at SignUp Genius. For information on monetary donations towards the program, please email temple@templelutheran.org.

Learn More About the Life Center

In addition to its evening meal program, the Life Center of Eastern Delaware County is an emergency shelter for homeless families and individuals in Delaware County. The Center houses 50 individuals at any one time and serves over 160 residents each year, and is operated by the Community Action Agency of Delaware County. Click here to learn more.

Temple Lutheran Church  501 Brookline Boulevard  Havertown, PA  19083  610-446-3270  temple@templelutheran.org