Hope has a commercial kitchen that helps kitchen ministry staff and many volunteers to prepare meals served at Wednesdays at Hope, for sale in the Hope Shoppe, during Soup Sales and during Dinner on Demand. Proceeds from the sales benefit several ministries at Hope, including Global Missions and Urban Missions right here in Memphis. It also provides opportunities for our students to volunteer for service hours during large events in order to help them offset the cost of youth trips they attend.
Sure, its main use is to feed Hope's members and guests attending various events and functions, but it also serves other purposes as well. When Katrina hit in 2005, our kitchen fed over 8,000 hot meals to evacuees from the Gulf Coast, then again with Gustav in 2008. When the historic Memphis flooding of 2011 devastated our city, Hope's kitchen fed over 40 families, three meals a day for 30 days straight.
And its not just during natural disasters. Hope is proud to assist Target House and Ronald McDonald House in downtown Memphis with meals every month. Our famous golden grilled cheese sandwiches are a favorite.
In our first Go & Do weekend, our kitchen staff and volunteers prepared over 2,000 meals for homeless citizens in Memphis, patients and families at Target House, FedEx Family House, Ronald McDonald House, students and families at Believe Memphis, teens at Hagar Center, and many other sites. None of our events could happen without the servant hearts of volunteers! Want to join us to serve?
Dinner on Demand is a program that we hold four times per year (January, April, August & November) that assists you with freezer meal prep. Whether you are an empty nester, single person, newly married or have a house with kids, DOD can assist you in your busy life. You select from 6 or 12 meal options (each meal serves 4-5 people) and select a time to assemble your meals. Some of our meals can even be split, so two friends or relatives can easily order together. Don't have time, or maybe you just don't want to assemble your own meals? That's ok, too! We have an option and, for a small additional fee, we will assemble meals for you. Just select that option on the ordering site! Check out our events page for the next Dinner on Demand session and link to sign up!
Looking for cooking instructions from past Dinner On Demands? Get them here!
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