Shelter – Providing Meals

Providing Meals for the LUM Emergency Shelter

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Each night of the year, a simple meal is provided at the LUM Emergency Shelter. Planning and preparing a meal is a great activity for families, church groups, campus organizations and civic groups.  LUM makes a conscious effort to make sure the food served is nutritious but basic. LUM is grateful for your generosity and asks that you adhere to the following guidelines. Thank you.


Sign Up – Providing Simple Meals 

  • Sign up for a few specific dates, click HERE
  • Sign up for a long-term, regular series of dates (e.g., weekly, biweekly, or monthly for the entire year) — please fill out the form BELOW.

GUIDELINES – Providing Simple Meals

  • Prepare the Simple Meal at your leisure and bring it to the shelter on your scheduled date between 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • LUM Emergency Shelter guests are provided their meal after they are admitted to the shelter beginning at 9:00 p.m.
  • Keep your food preparation area clean. Use clean utensils. Wash your hands frequently.
  • Cook all meat thoroughly to 165 degrees F
  • Use disposable cookware when possible
  • Remember to label your cookware. Please return to pick them up as soon as possible. You may transfer your food to LUM’s cookware to avoid an extra trip (we do not wish to misplace your cookware).
  • Make a monthly commitment if possible. Bring a simple meal on the same night each month. Fill out the form below.
  • Groups interested in serving their simple meal should arrive at 8:30 p.m. and plan to stay until 10:30 p.m. Please let LUM know in advance whether or not your group will be staying to serve.
  • The Shelter’s capacity is 44 guests — so please ONLY prepare 25-44 servings — and NOT more than 44.
  • Due to space limitations, please limit the number of volunteers for your group to four.
  • Servers should be over 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult.
April – September

  • Prepare enough sandwiches for 25-44 people. (You will receive a reminder email with number of guests)
  • No desserts are needed.
  • Drinks are optional (most guests drink water). If you bring a beverage, we ask that it not contain caffeine or sugar as the guests go to bed afterwards.
October – March

  • Prepare enough soup, stew or chili for 25-44 people. (You will receive a reminder email with number of guests)
  • No side dishes or desserts are needed.
  • Drinks are optional (most guests drink water). If you bring a beverage, we ask that it not contain caffeine or sugar as the guests go to bed afterwards.
  • Bowls and spoons are provided by LUM.
  • Make sure that your soup, stew or chili has been heated to 165 degrees F., or if bringing it during the day, have it cooled to 40 degrees F.

CONTACT: Gina Williams (gwilliams@lumserve.org | 765.423.2691)


Sign Up – Providing Simple Meals 

  • Sign up for a few specific dates, click HERE
  • Sign up for a long-term, regular series of dates (e.g., weekly, biweekly, or monthly for the entire year) — please fill out the form BELOW.

Thank you.


 

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Name, phone number & email address of person responsible for bringing the food, if different than above.