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May132019

Summer Help

Did you know that the summer is one of the hardest times to find volunteers for Sunday Suppers? We had tons of people that offered support for Easter Sunday. But we don't get nearly as many offers from May to August - even though it is an especially great time to be outside and share a meal. It also happens to be the time when we see a huge increase in numbers because many of our guests prefer staying outside to staying in a shelter.

This summer we are especially in need of volunteers because we have had the church that covered the first Sunday of every month move on to a different ministry closer to their neighborhood in Virginia. We are incredibly grateful to Kingstowne Communion for the last three years of support! We wish them well on their next project!

Luckily we have connected with a new group, Grace DC Homeless Project, to get bagged lunches to hand out every first Sunday. They are an incredibly hardworking and generous group, and we are grateful to be working with them. We are looking for a group to cook and serve the hot meal on those Sundays. If you have any ideas, please email us!

For now, we are relying on the generous support of individuals like you. We need a hot meal for 60 people on the Sundays listed below. Volunteers can make the meal and drop it off or choose to serve it as well. Please consider signing up!

  • May 26th
  • July 7
  • July 28
  • August 25
  • Sept 1

There is nothing I love more than lingering over dinner conversation on a DC summer evening. The light takes on a specially quality, and the conversation feels richer. It is a beautiful thing to create our own little dinner patio out at Franklin square each Sunday. I hope you will join us.

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