Haven House – Bring and Serve Dinner for Those in Need

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Haven House - Bring and Serve Dinner for Those in Need

Please read this description in its entirety.  Starting January 2019, new food regulations were dictated by the California Health and Safety Code.   This will change the way food is served.  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.    

Haven House is a year-round shelter for homeless men and women in Escondido run by Interfaith Community Services.  They provide emergency housing for up to 49 homeless men and women each night.  Consider making

Description:  Groups should provide a COMMERCIALLY MADE meal to include:  main dish, side dish and salad.  Bring enough to feed 60 people.

People Needed: An entire group may pitch in with the cost and preparation of the meal, but only 6-10 are needed to serve.

Dinner Time: Arrive with food fully prepared at 6:15pm (no earlier) to set up.  You may start serving when you are ready, ideally no later than 6:30pm.

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. You are welcome to choose any menu you wish.  There is a five position steam tray to keep food hot (not for cooking). Please check out our easy meal suggestions.  Please click on this link.  

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.

Kitchen Amenities:  There is no oven. A stove top is available when not in use.  Please use the steam tables to keep food warm.

Items Provided: Interfaith provides plates, silverware, napkins and drinks.  If you plan to serve soup or chili, please provide bowls.

Clean Up: No clean up required.  Staff and residents will do all the clean-up.

Cost: Cost of the meal you purchase.

Child Friendly: Yes, but anyone under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Questions:  Vickie Pauley Team Leader, [email protected], (707) 206-2801

Additional Info

Availability: PROJECT FULL

Date/Time: 05/20/2019 - 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

  • Family Friendly
  • Hands On
  • Serve Meals
550 West Washington Avenue, Suite B
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