Mary's Kitchen is a volunteer organization that provides food and services to the homeless of Orange County.
Our church currently serves here every Saturday providing a hot lunch and a sack dinner for the homeless, primarily, of the Santa Ana River Basin. Here are a few of the areas to volunteer in:
- Food purchase and preparation
- Food service Saturday afternoons
As we continue to expand our reach at Mary’s Kitchen on Saturdays, this serving opportunity that begins at 8 each Saturday and ends by 10:30am. Two to four volunteers are needed to serve easy breakfast-type food in the morning. It could be anything from scrambling eggs to serving Danish's that have been donated. For more information on the Breakfast Bunch, contact David Hashimoto at email@example.com.
This ministry serves hot meals and sack lunches to the homeless men and women at Mary's Kitchen in the city of Orange, each Saturday. Volunteers meet at 11am. At least 6 volunteers are needed for a successful meal.
Sack Lunch "Compassion 4 Thousand"
Part of the Mary's Kitchen ministry helps prepare the sack lunches that are handed out at Beautiful Mess, then takes the extra lunches and delivers them to those in need in other communities such as Santa Ana and Placentia. Two or three people with their own transportation are needed each Saturday at 10am. Click here to see a list of lunch items that can be donated.
Below is a list of non-perishable foods that we use each week at Mary's. You can donate as much and as often as you would like.
- 1 case of single serving size potato chips
- 1 case of single serving size apple sauce
- 1 case of single serving size cookies
- 1 case of single serving size pudding
- 1 case of water
- 1 case of Gatorade
- 1 large bag of candy
- 1 large jar of peanut butter
- 1 large jar of jam or jelly
- 1 case of chewy granola bars
You may drop donations off at the home of Scott & Debbie Denton, 5300 Highland Ct., Yorba Linda, 92886. Simply leave your donation on the doorstep (please put your name on it so we know whom to thank). If you have any questions, you can call Debbie Denton directly at 714.944.0305 (cell), or 714.986.9778 (home).
Contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714.777.7310 for more information.
Small Group Cooking Parties
Gather your small group, friends and family and have a cooking party with 'a purpose'. We are looking for groups and/or individuals who would like to participate in a cooking party (location to be determined). Enjoy the fellowship of others as you prepare the much needed entree to be served at Mary's Kitchen-. Training, supplies & recipes are provided.
If making the whole entree (6 pans of food) seems to daunting--- my team and I have come up with an idea for you to help any way…If we provide the pan, and the recipe would you be willing to make just 1 pan of food in your own kitchen at your convenience. 1 pan is very do able.
For more information and to find out more details please contact Judy Stoner at 714.970.5255.
If you are interested in donating food and supplies to the homeless ministry, please contact Steve at email@example.com or 714.777.7310. Grocery store gift certificates, men's quality white sports socks, and AA and AAA batteries are particular needs and can be dropped off at the church office.