November 1-7, Food Service Ministry

Thank you for your participation and prayers for the Central Night Shelter and the homeless. It has been a difficult season in many ways. As their “food service street ministry” begins for the season, will you help us in providing meals each night beginning Monday, November 1 through Sunday, November 7 for 75 guests?

CNS will be opening on November 1st as a “street ministry” until further notice. They are working closely with the CDC on homeless vaccinations and safety protocols. Therefore, overnight sleeping and inside food service will not be provided at this time. We will need a limited number of volunteers November 1-7 to deliver items, set up and distribute.

Your assistance is requested in helping us provide each night 100 of the following items that need to be assembled and packaged as “To Go” bags.

  • 100 SACK LUNCHES – to include 2 sandwiches each (150) of turkey and cheese
  • 100 BREAKFAST BAGS – to include 1 juice box and fruit item (banana or orange)

Midwest Food Bank will be providing some, but not all, of the dry good items for assembly of the sack lunches and breakfast bags. Donated food items will be available for pick up for assembly and meal preparation beginning Sunday, October 31. Further details will be forthcoming on utilization of the church kitchen in accordance with Church Health and Safety Guidelines.

We also looking for donations of the following items which we will deliver to the guests that week:

  • Travel size hand sanitizers (non-alcohol)
  • Disposable face masks
  • Hand Warmers and feet warmers
  • Disposable rain ponchos
  • Men’s socks

For More Information Contact:

Karen Stephens | 404-493-3093 or karenannstephens@yahoo.com

Jim Cameron | 404-229-9729 or jim.cameron@stratmorgroup.com

Thank you for praying and being a part of this very important hospitality ministry in serving those in need.

ABOUT | Central Night Shelter is a non-profit organization started in 1980 by an ecumenical group concerned about the growing problem of homelessness in Atlanta. As a ministry of hospitality, it has evolved into a winter night shelter serving the needs of 90-100 homeless men in downtown Atlanta from November 1 through March 31. Open seven nights a week, the shelter provides guests with a hot meal, bagged lunch, and breakfast; showers; access to medical and foot care; and recreational activities such as yoga, basketball, and art.

One of the things that makes Central Night Shelter so unique, is that we are an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff.

COVID Guidelines: CNS is currently operating only as a street hospitality ministry offering “to go” evening meals, lunch and and breakfast bags. Currently serving both men and women.

For More Info: centralnightshelter.org