***PLEASE NOTE! THE DESCRIPTION OF THIS PROJECT HAS CHANGED AS OF JANUARY 2019 ***!
Please read this description in its entirety. As of January 1, 2019, new food regulations have been dictated by the California Health and Safety Code. This has changed the way food is served at Bread of Life. The entire meal preparation for this project must be made in a COMMERCIAL KITCHEN (i.e. Costco, Winco, Grocery Store Deli, Restaurants, etc.). This project is VERY feasible with the help of a group. We have some EASY suggestions for you. If you are not in a Life Group and would still like to provide a meal, please involve your family or friends to help with the expense. Please do not sign up as an individual because this project requires ten (10!) or more people.
Bread of Life Rescue Mission is a non-profit Christian organization in Oceanside that feeds seniors, vets, families & less fortunate every day of the year. North Coast Church has committed to make and serve dinner year-round, every Wednesday night for these people.
People Needed: An entire growth group may pitch in with the cost of the meal but only 6-10 are needed to serve.
Dinner Time: Arrive with food by 5:30pm (really important!). The meal is served at 6:00pm. Most groups finish by 7:00pm with minimal clean up required.
Requirements: Groups should provide a COMMERCIALLY MADE meal to include: main dish, side dish and salad. Bring enough to feed 50-60 people. There are four (4) steam trays to keep food hot.
The Meal: The meal needs to be purchased from a commercial kitchen, which includes food prepared by Costco, Winco, any Grocery Store Deli and Restaurants. Food cannot be purchased frozen and cooked at home. Please check out our easy meal suggestions. Please click on this link. You are welcome to choose any menu you wish.
Salad: Mixed greens, spinach or a salad mix purchased in a sealed bag/container and assembled on site is acceptable. Please bring a bottle of salad dressing and toppings if desired.
Drinks: If possible, bring two (2) cases of water bottles and a two (2) gallons of milk. The mission provides coffee and punch with each meal.
Kitchen Amenities: There are four (4) steam trays that can be used to keep food at the proper temperature. There is no oven on-site, therefore frozen meals may not be brought, nor is it allowed to heat up food at home. All items must be made and brought from a commercial kitchen. Alternatively, you may use the commercial kitchen at the NCC Vista Campus to heat food. If you’d like to do this, please coordinate time and details in advance with our Team Leader Suzi Jones.
Supplies Provided: There is a full supply of serving utensils, disposable plates, plastic-ware, etc. Please leave your supplies at home to avoid having them misplaced.
Clean Up: Minimal cleanup is required, primarily washing trays and serving utensils.
Cost: Cost of the meal you purchase.
Child Friendly: Yes
Above and Beyond:
Dessert: Baked goods, cookies and dessert are always a nice treat. Two trays of cookies from Costco are always a favorite.
Paper Products: There is always a great need for sturdy paper products, such as Costco’s “Hefty Super Weight Lunch Plates” (220 ct) and “Hefty Super Weight Small Bowls” (330 ct), and cases of water bottles. Donations would be greatly appreciated. All these items can be found at Costco.
Questions: Team Leader, Suzi Jones at [email protected] or 760-458-0356
Date/Time: 09/25/2019 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bread of Life Rescue Mission & Shelter
1919 Apple Street