Winter Warming Station – Providing Meals



Providing Meals for the LUM Winter Warming Station

The LUM Winter Warming Station need meals each day/night from Nov. 15 – April 15. The LTHC & LUM Shelter Annex needs meals when it is open.


GUIDELINES – Providing Simple Meals

  • Drop off that day’s meals
    • TIME – between 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • LOCATION – LUM Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN
  • MEALS – Prepare 20-40 bagged meals (like a school lunch) containing.
    • One Sandwich that doesn’t need refrigeration (prepared, individually wrapped)
      • Peanut butter & jelly, ham & cheese, turkey & cheese, peanut butter & honey
      • Other ideas: Vienna sausages (small can), Ready to eat tuna packs
    • Salty snack – chips, pretzels, cracker packs with cheese or peanut butter
    • Sweet snack – 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
    • Drink – Bottled water/Pouch or box drink (Capri Sun)
    • Utensils – Napkin, Plastic fork and spoon
  • Label Bags – put the DATE on the bag & feel free to have children (or adults) color or draw happy pictures on the bags

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.  Please adhere to the following guidelines. Thank you.



The LUM Winter Warming Station complements the services of the LUM Emergency Shelter. The Winter Warming Station is located in the LUM Office building (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette) and is open from midnight to 7 a.m. from November 15 to April 15 (subject to change). The Annex is an emergency Day Shelter will open to individuals experiencing homelessness each time the Health Department prohibits LUM from accepting new guests due to COVID-19. Each day that the Annex is open, a meal is provided to our guests.


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