March 16, 2020 – Email to Lifebridge Volunteers

Lifebridge Volunteers:

Thank you all for your recent calls and emails. These are difficult times for our organization, yet we are still working hard to serve the people who depend on us.  In order to keep everyone as safe as possible and limit any potential exposure, we have made a few changes that will greatly impact you and your teams.

Starting immediately, we will be combining our lunch and dinner into 1 hot meal served at 4:00 p.m.

With this new schedule, we will be able to serve the meals without any volunteers having to.

Although we are able to serve the meals, we still need your help.

I am asking you to please drop off any of the meals or food you were planning on making. We are desperate for supplies so this will allow us to keep serving. You can coordinate with me or the front desk for how best to handle the drop off.

We appreciate your continued efforts.  Please let me know if you should have any questions.

Thank you,

Karen Andrew, Kitchen Manager

k.andrew@lifebridgenorthshore.org

 

In alignment with our mission to provide opportunities to end homelessness, we are proud to offer a community meals program open to all who are hungry. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served on-site, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

A majority of our residents struggle with diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure because of a lifestyle based on being forced to eat unhealthy foods due to a lack of funds and nutritional knowledge. Our meals program ensures our clients are given the best shot possible at being active participants in their journey to lives of independence and self-sufficiency.

With a focus on nutrition, the kitchen staff and volunteers incorporate freshly harvested produce into meals from our Seeds of Hope Garden. Residents are more inclined to make healthy eating choices, which improve their nutritional intake because they feel a sense of pride in their harvest.

Open Dates to Help at our Seeds of Hope Campus (Salem):

May 8, 10, 13, 17, 24, 31