Bread of Life – Make and Serve Dinner for Those in Need

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Bread of Life - Make and Serve Dinner for Those in Need


Please read this description in its entirety.  Starting January 2019, there are new food regulations dictated by the California Health and Safety Code.   This will change 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 still very feasible with the help of a group.  We have some easy suggestions for you.  Please click on this link.  

If you are not in a Life Group and would still like to provide a meal, we ask that you 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 meal preparation, but only 6-10 are needed to serve.

Dinner Time: Arrive with food fully prepared 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 fully prepared main dish, side dish and salad.  Bring enough to feed 50-60 people.  There are four (4) steam trays to keep food hot and/or to warm up a commercially made casserole.

The Meal: Please check out our easy meal suggestions.  Please click on this link.  You are welcome to choose any menu you wish but all food 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.

Salad:  It is perfectly acceptable to purchase salad in a sealed bag or box and assembled on site. 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 heat food up to the proper temperature.  If you’d like to use the steam trays, please coordinate with the team leader to arrive by 4:30pm.  Only fresh ready-made items may be brought to heat up.  Frozen ready-made meals will not warm up in enough time. There is no oven on-site to heat food, 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

Additional Info

Openings: 12

Date/Time: 01/02/2019 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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