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In the midst of a pandemic we were not sure if we would be able to serve as we wanted to, but by modifying and adjusting to restrictions and guidelines, we were able to make 100 plates to be distributed for our first ever Valentine’s Sweetheart Breakfast. We served 75 people a nice warm breakfast “take out style”. In addition to the meal we were able to provide some snack bags.
We served turkey sausage, eggs, hasbrowns, grits, muffins, fruit cups, juice, water. We also had special Valentine cupcakes provided by our community partner Bull City Confectionaries.
We were able to serve in our community for our 2nd annual Feed the Homeless/Hungry Breakfast at Urban Ministries of Durham. We provided and cooked a warm hearty breakfast for 100 people in the Durham Community. We were able to distribute the meals outside “takeout style” for the people in need and able to play some holiday music outside for the enjoyment of the people we served.
We were able to provide and cook a “cookout style” meal for 121 people, with a goal of 130 people that is a pretty good outcome. The warm meal was prepared and served at Urban Ministries of Durham, NC on August 22, 2020. Our volunteer squad was amazing! We were able to place the plates outside for the people that we were serving in takeout boxes so that all remained safe.
We had an amazing time planning and executing the first Valentine’s Luncheon Event at UMD.
We prepared an Italian style Meal on Feb 14, 2020.
Our team of volunteers was able to cook and serve a meal for 75 people from the homeless community and were able to have a great experience networking with each other while doing so. We set up the room, covered the tables and decorated to make the experience complete.
We were able to send our founder to participate in the Point in Time Count night in Durham, NC. This is a program that has volunteers team up with local law enforcement to count the members of the homeless population residing in unsheltered environments. These places can be local parks, abandoned parking lots, buildings, etc. The count is done to help with accounting for people for the census and it helps with funding for services to help with the homeless population in the city/state. This count is done at night every year in Durham, NC.
Teams are able to go out with blankets, gift cards and other information to assist the people that are found throughout the night.
Here are some photos from that night. Our founder with a team was able to help identify 2 people that needed assistance and give information to those people to help them seek out housing and various services.
WE were able to prepare and serve our first annual holiday breakfast buffet at UMD in Durham, NC. We served an amazing meal to 175 people from the homeless population in Durham, NC.
We also had a special guest DJ Mr. Tobias “Mayor” Morrison providing a Holiday mix soundtrack for the event.
Of course, none of this would be possible without an amazing group of volunteers.
WE had a chance to “pop up” in Greensboro, NC at the Pathways House to serve a delicious meal to the residents of the family shelter. We prepared enough food for 50 people. It was great chance to engage with people in another location as well as grow our volunteer base. We also took a tour of the facility and engaged with the staff. We can’t wait to return.
WE were able to hit the road and do a “Pop up” in Charlotte, NC at UMC Charlotte August 17, 2019. This was a great time as we were able to do our first ever “sandwich shop”, this concept allows patrons to get 3 sandwiches, soup, chips, drinks, ice cream, as their meal in a nice environment.
We were able to serve 200 people and it was an amazing experience. As we were in a new city we were able to grow our volunteer base and work with some great people that had never worked with us before.
As you know we can’t do anything without our volunteers.
WE decided to do our first ever “Restaurant Night” at UMD in Durham, NC on April 27, 2019. This was a special occasion as we covered the tables and decorated with some amazing balloon decorations to provide a restaurant feel. For the patrons from the homeless community we had entertainment provided by a featured a string quartet from The Durham Symphony Orchestra.
We prepared and served a nice meal to 198 people from the homeless population with the help of some amazing volunteers.