ANNOUNCEMENT -- Next ETD Project -- Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019 -- Cook and Serve 2nd Meal at Jean's Place

ETD Project Theme: Hunger and Homelessness

The Engaging The Dharma initiative's next project is a 2nd-go-around for cooking and serving a meal at Jean's Place (Off Burnside and 11th) for 60 women. It worked out so well the last time, Dec. 30, we wanted to stay with this and give more people the opportunity to help.

We need 8-15 volunteers and about $150 in dana to support this project.

To volunteer, please use the SignUp link below, under the "# OF VOLUNTEER TASK POSITIONS" section header.

NOTE: ANY ADULT OF ANY GENDER IS WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE. THE LAST TIME, THERE HAD BEEN SOME QUESTION ABOUT THE APPROPRIATENESS OF MALE VOLUNTEERS AT A WOMAN'S SHELTER. JEAN'S PLACE HAS MADE IT CLEAR TO US THAT ALL ADULT VOLUNTEERS ARE WELCOME.

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PROJECT COORDINATOR:

>>  Melanie Moon -- To send her an email, click HERE

 

# OF VOLUNTEER TASK POSITIONS:

>>  15 People (or 8 people, if each person does two tasks)

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

 

DATE / TIME:

>>  On-Site Food Prep and Serving -- 5:30-7:30-ish on 3/31/19

>>  Tasks Before Mar. 31 -- Dates/Times To Be Determined

 

# OF PEOPLE TO FEED:

>>  60 People

 

DANA NEEDED TO SUPPORT THIS EFFORT:

>>  About $150   (Please specify "ETD" or "Engaging The Dharma" on your check, the PIMC Donations page, or on the envelope holding your cash.)

 

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TASKS:

Below is a listing of tasks that need to be done, up-to-and-including meal prep and serve on 3/31, along with the number of volunteers needed.

 

>>  Menu Design (2 volunteers needed)

Design a dinner menu  that includes gluten-free and vegetarian options to feed . Please include entre, side, dessert and drinks. December Menu was: Lasagna, salad, bread, pie/cookies, seltzer

 >>  Food Scoping/Pricing (2 volunteers needed)

Comparison shop at some different markets to determine and record amounts (i.e 1 lasagna feeds 12) and costs of food.

Also, inquire about potential donation.

NOTE: Costco will donate $50 (Costco must be notified at the beginning of the month re: donations) and New Seasons will donate baked goods. Also, Avi has a $25 Costco gift card that can be used.

>>  Home Food Prep (4 volunteers needed)

Off-site sous chefs! Chop, bake, prep items in advance in your own home.

NOTE: No actual cooking will be done at Jean's Place, only basic assembling of the already prepared food.

>>  Food Pickup/Delivery (2 volunteers needed)

Getting the food and drink to Jean's Kitchen.

This includes store pick-up for pre-made dishes and coordinating with the food prep volunteers to ensure the food they prepare gets to Jean's Place on the day of.

>>  Onsite Prep and Serving (5 volunteers needed)

Arrive by 5:30pm on Sunday March 31 at Jean's Place to prepare and serve food.

This gig is particularly rewarding and you are encouraged to sit, eat and chat afterwards. Serving time is 6:30pm.