Once a month Bethel partners with Dorothy Day House by providing food and helping to serve meals. The Dorothy Day Hospitality House is a temporary shelter for the homeless at 703 First St. SW in Rochester.
Bethels meal commitment is the fourth Saturday of the month. Serving starts at 6:00 PM and completed by 7:00 PM
What is needed for each Saturday meal?
How do we get volunteers each month?
There is a spot for volunteers to sign up in the “Count Me Ins” on 2nd and 3rd Sunday of the Month.
Dropping off food
Kitchen is in the back of the house – 703 First Street SW. Meals can be delivered to the kitchen:
- Saturday between 4:00 – 5:00 PM
- Friday night between 4:00 – 10:00 PM. Please place a label on the food that states “Bethel Lutheran for Saturday night” along with the heating instructions if needed
Food should be ready to serve, not frozen.
Servers – Click here to read more detailed information about a server’s job description
- Two servers are needed on Saturday to arrive between 4:00-5:00 PM to receive the food and keep warm it in the oven. If food was dropped off Friday night it will need to be warmed up.
- As a safety issue small children should not be in the kitchen. Children in diapers are not allowed in the kitchen.
Dorothy Day Hospitality House contact:
Marcy Jensen, 507.288.2988
She is there Saturday nights (4 PM) to check people into the house and set the tables.