The Second Reformed Church participates in hosting the FISH Hospitality Program.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO PREPARE MEALS FOR DEC. 1-15. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 732-545-0581 with your contact information and our coordinator will contact you. Be sure to reference FISH.
What is FISH:
The mission of the FISH Hospitality Program (FHP) is to serve homeless families and single women by providing shelter and meals, and such other assistance as we are able, in order to give them a new opportunity to live independently in their communities as respected families and individuals. FHP does assist and enable our guests to obtain housing, jobs, medical services, and other assistance to which they are entitled, as far as resources allow. FHP serves people in need without regard to race, religion, national origin, or disability. To learn more visit click here.
At this time *as of 11/29* we have many open dates. Please see the following schedule:
Sunday 12/1 Phyllis B, *Mark H. will assist with setup
Mon. 12/2- Mark and Donna
Tue. 12/3- Vallerie and Frank
Wed. 12/4- Kathy F.
Thur. 12/5 Helen Sandor
Fri. 12/6 Deanna and Helmut
Sat. 12/7 __________
Sun. 12/8 Mike B.
Mon. 12/9 Hellen P.
Tue. 12/10 Fiss O’Shea
Wed. 12/11 Judy Boelhouwer
Thur. 12/12 ___________
Fri. 12/13 Ann H.
Sat. 12/14 ___________
What is involved?
- Arrive and set out dinner for up to 15 residents (children & parents) to eat at 6 pm. (Buffet style is easy; dinner is served in the downstairs Boelhouwer lounge). Stay until the evening shift volunteer (no later than 8 p.m.) arrives…possibly earlier…if this is a problem please let Nancy know and we will see if it can be solved).
- Dinner can be a casserole, salad, bread or any type of main & side dish.If you are able to provide a very simple dessert, great, but if not this should not bean obstacle.
- Nancy will receive information by Friday Nov. 29 if there will be any residents with major food issues, such as allergy or in rare circumstances no pork for example, due to faith or cultural concerns.
- If you can’t provide a meal, you can still help by donating any amount of money for the cost of laundry (residents have to do laundry on Thursday night each week at a laundromat) and our church provides the cost of laundry services.
- We also can use donations of juices in bottles.
- Also on Sunday Dec.1 after church, the beds and luggage are delivered to the Stone Street entrance and a few hands to help move beds & luggage into the rooms is also a way you can help.
To sum up… how you can help:
Prepare and bring food for up to fifteen children and adults for dinner meals
- Donate money to help pay for laundry
- Donate money or large bottles of juice. (Before you buy a lot of juice, please check in with Nancy.)
- Help move beds and luggage into the rooms on Sunday Dec. 1
On behalf of all of us at SRCNB, thank you for your anticipated help and support!!
Second Reformed Church
100 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901