The Salem Community meal team has committed to delivering and distributing sandwiches to Lake George on Saturdays at 2 pm as part of the initiative of Homeless helping Homeless non-profit.
Did you know there are currently around 161 people in Central Minnesota living in cars, the couches of friends, tents? This does not include the additional 140 people being housed temporarily in hotel-based shelters. Homeless helping Homeless (HhH) is a non-profit agency led by people who are homeless or formerly homeless to connect people with immediate needs. They have been on the front lines of coordinating motel placements for people during this epidemic. Since many of the community meal options are not happening this summer, HhH is coordinating a daily sandwich lunch delivery to Lake George for people experiencing homelessness.
Volunteer responsibilities (1-2 people is plenty)
1) pick up prepared sandwiches from Kwik Trip #137 in Waite Park (The one just north of Menards - 106 10th Ave S, Waite Park, MN 56387). The box of sandwiches will be at the checkout counter for pick up by 1:30 pm (ask for sandwiches for Homeless helping Homeless). You will NOT need to carry any money, the payment will be directly from Salem Lutheran to HhH. You WILL need to collect a receipt from Kwik Trip and drop or email a copy of this receipt to Viv Kloskin, Office Manager at Salem (email@example.com).
2) Put the sandwiches in your trunk and bring them to Lake George (park near the boat rental building on the Eastside of the lake).
3) Assist in distributing the sandwiches from 2-3 pm. There will be other volunteers from HhH distributing water and chips. Make sure to wear a mask. If you prefer a no contact option, a HhH volunteer can unload the sandwiches from your trunk so no contact is required.
4) Additional donations for "unsheltered persons in St Cloud" are welcome including: tents, sleeping bags,insect repellent,hand sanitizer, sunscreen, and tarps.