MIFA Meals on Wheels
Point Person: Lesley Dillon. lesleyrd [at] aol [dot] com. 493-5649 (c)
Other Parishioners Involved: Current volunteers include Myra Ann Kelso, Lucy and Ceylon Blackwell, Emily Kay, Lesley Dillon,Thomas Robinson, Cindi Marshall, Gina Yauger, Joe Orgill, Sissie Griﬃn, Cathey Alexander and her daughter Ellen.
Mission: Brighten the day of a homebound senior by delivering hot, nutritious lunches on weekdays or boxed non-perishable food on Saturday. MIFA’s senior programs are designed to promote independence, health, companionship and dignity. They deliver 1500 meals daily and have been awarded the highest possible accreditation conferred by Meals on Wheels America
What is expected of volunteers: Opportunities available to deliver meals to homebound seniors on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis Monday thru Saturday. Deliveries to seniors usually take about 1 ½ hours and are best done with a partner (friend, spouse or family member).
Location: Pick up hot meals on weekday mornings at First Congregational Churh (First Congo) in Midtown, followed by delivery in the Memphis area.
Service opportunity: Pick up meals or boxes for delivery to homes using the MIFA provided route sheet. Short visits are welcome when appropriate, but are not necessary.
The Guild of St. Hubert
Point Person: Barry Bridgforth, Guild Warden 2016-17, barry [at] bridgforthbuntin [dot] com, 791-4858 (h)
Other Parishioners Involved: Bill Loveless william.loveless [at] raymondjames [dot] com 483-7093 (c)
Mission: St. Hubert's Guild is a group of Christian hunters who promote respect for God's creation and the spiritual growth of hunters through prayer, reflection, and service.
What is expected of volunteers: Cook and serve game dinners at local charities.
Location: The location of service opportunities are periodically posted and emailed to all members of the Guild
- Serve Duck Gumbo quarterly at St. Luke’s Soup Kitchen (Saturday afternoon)
- Serve food to recent ex-convicts at Neighborhood Christian Center
- Prepare and serve wild game meal to the homeless at Manna House (pictured)
St. Luke's United Methodist Church Kitchen and Food Pantry
Point Person: Lesley Dillon
Other Parishioners Involved: Dee Bradley, Haywood Henderson, Whitney Bricken, Dorritte Early, Lain Whitaker Ryder, Dana Welty, Virginia and Ed Curry, and John Barbee
Mission: Memphis and Shelby County has one of the highest per capita hunger rates in the United States. St. Luke’s houses a large food pantry and provides meals through Saturday suppers and Sunday morning breakfasts.
What is expected of volunteers: Prepare and serve meals for Saturday and Sunday on rotating teams. Drop off non-perishable foods (canned foods, peanut butter, etc.) in the marked box in Saint John's first floor elevator lobby.
Location: 480 S. Highland, Memphis, Tennessee 38111
- Serve at Saturday Supper on a rotational basis with a small team. Snack is served at 4pm. The main meal follows at 4:30pm. Contact Virginia Curry: vacurry1981 [at] gmail [dot] com or 493-3045.
- Staff the Sunday Community Breakfast. Volunteers serve from 7-9am and cook, serve, and cleanup the meal. Contact Lesley Dillon @lesleyrd [at] aol [dot] com or 493-5649.
- Drop off non-perishable foods at Saint John's for delivery to the food pantry. Contact John Barbee: 327-6163 or Lesley Dillon: lesleyrd [at] aol [dot] com or 493-5649.