11 Jun
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Volunteers Needed to Provide Dinners for Families

We are happy to announce that our shelter building is open again (more details at the end of this post). As such, we need volunteers to provide dinners for families at our shelter building.


Purchase and/or prepare dinner for families at the shelter building.

Meals should include an entrée, two vegetable dishes, dessert, and drinks (e.g., milk/juice for children and tea for adults).

To maintain safety for families and volunteers, we are asking that meals be prepared at home and dropped off at Safe Haven at 5:00 p.m. on the assigned day. Staff will distribute meals to our families.

Food allergy info will be provided to those who sign up.



Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 5 p.m.
Sign up for one date or a recurring schedule (e.g., 3rd Friday of each month).



We welcome individuals, families, groups of friends, companies, civic groups, and faith-based organizations to provide dinners for Safe Haven families.



Email the Volunteer Manager, and include the following:
Cell Phone Number
Group you are associated with, if applicable
Would you prefer a one time slot or a recurring schedule?



At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Safe Haven Family Shelter quickly pivoted to house families experiencing homelessness in area motels. This approach was more successful than anticipated and even allowed us to serve more families than ever before while maintaining our high success rates and outcomes.

We are happy to announce that we reopened our shelter building on June 1st. We anticipate that reopening will allow us to maximize our resources and serve five families in our shelter building while also continuing to shelter families in motels. We are committed to reopening in a way that is as safe as possible for our families and staff, and we are making adjustments to our facility accordingly. We will stay in touch as additional volunteer opportunities arise.

Safe Haven

Approximately how many do you usually have at your shelter?

The numbers vary based on the make up the families in shelter and who will be joining for dinner. It can be 20 to 40 people. When you sign up, you will get exact info on how many adults and children will be there. Feel free to email [email protected] to ask for an estimate and more details. Thanks.

As an individual to volunteer to cook dinner for family will that be for 1 family or all families, will you know the number of people ahead of time before signing up to feed family/ies

It is for all of the families in shelter, typically 40 people or less. You will be given the exact number of people when you sign up, or you can reach out to us at [email protected] to ask how many ahead of signing up. Thank you so much for your inquiry.

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