Shelter – Providing Meals

Providing Meals for the LUM Emergency Shelter

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. No contact drop off is an option as well.


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10914922_852728051435411_8110312644077209186_oGUIDELINES – Providing Simple Meals

  • Please provide:
    • Meals – 25-44 servings – served at 9 p.m.
    • Coffee – one pound – served at 6:30 a.m.
    • Grab-N-Go Breakfast – 25-65 individually packaged servings – served at 6:30 a.m. (granola bars, muffins, bagels, breakfast bars, fruit bars, etc.)
  • Times:
    • 8 p.m. – BRING your prepared the simple meal on your scheduled date at 8 p.m. to the shelter (525 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN)
    • 8 p.m.No Contact Drop Off is available as well. Call from your car at 8 p.m. and a staff member will pick up the meal.
    • 8-8:30 p.m. – SERVING MEALS – You are encouraged to stay & serve the meal. Arrive between 8-8:30 p.m. and plan staying until 10:30 p.m. 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, and may not be sick, have a temperature over 100 degrees F or have COVID-19 or flu symptoms. All volunteers must wear a face mask at all times.
    • 9 p.m. – Meals are served to shelter guests beginning at 9 p.m. — after guests are admitted
  • Prepare 25-44 servings and NOT more than 44. Shelter maximum capacity is 44 guests.
  • MEAL PREPARATION – Keep your food preparation area clean. Wear a face mask. Use clean utensils. Wash your hands frequently. Cook all meat thoroughly to 165 degrees F
  • COOKWARE – Use disposable cookware when possible. If not disposable, label your cookware and return to pick them up as soon as possible. You may transfer your food to LUM’s cookware.
  • SIGN UP for MONTHLY — Make a monthly commitment to prepare a meal for the shelter, if possible. Fill out the form below if you and your group wish to sign up to bring a shelter meal on the same night(s) each month

OPTIONS

  1. Prepare & Serve a Meal
  2. Prepare & Drop Off a Meal – LUM staff & volunteers will serve the meal – No contact drop off available
  3. Make a Donation to cover the cost of a Meal – LUM staff & volunteers will prepare & serve the meal. To donate online, click HERE
  4. Donate Food for a Meal – LUM staff & volunteers will prepare & serve the meal
    • Large Cans of Soup, Chili or Stew
    • Bread, Deli Meats, Sliced Cheese, Condiments
    • Salty snack (individual servings) – chips, pretzels, cracker packs with cheese or peanut butter
    • Sweet snack (individual servings) – Dessert snacks, Twinkie, rice treat, cookies
    • “Later” Snack – Chewy Granola bar, Cereal bars, Soft snack bars (avoid nuts and crunchy granola bars)
    • Fruit/veggie – apple, orange, mandarin orange, fruit cup (with plastic spoon), carrots, applesauce cups
    • Napkins
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.
  • Coffee – one pound – served at 6:30 a.m.
  • Grab-N-Go Breakfast – 25-65 individually packaged servings – served at 6:30 a.m. (granola bars, muffins, bagels, breakfast bars, fruit bars, etc.)
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.
  • Coffee – one pound – served at 6:30 a.m.
  • Grab-N-Go Breakfast – 25-65 individually packaged servings – served at 6:30 a.m. (granola bars, muffins, bagels, breakfast bars, fruit bars, etc.)

CONTACT: Briton Weise, Shelter director (bweise@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691)


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