Feeding the Hungry
Metropolitan reaches out to those in need through a number of programs that provide food for the hungry. Anyone who loves cooking, gardening, or even just shopping—anyone interested in direct outreach to the homeless, the elderly, or our campus partners—can find a place of service through one of the church’s hunger ministries.
Opportunities for feeding the homeless include preparing and delivering meals to Metropolitan’s two onsite homeless shelters and the Grate Patrol ministry which prepares bag lunches and delivers them to homeless individuals living on the streets in downtown D.C.
Other hunger relief activities include periodic gleaning and harvesting outings and the new Community Garden and the Campus Kitchen Project at the St. Luke’s Mission Center.
Volunteers can connect with all of these activities through the Metropolitan Memorial Cooperative Parish—Serve Now! online volunteer scheduling site. It has a comprehensive calendar for scheduling meal delivery for Metropolitan House and the St. Luke's Shelter, making sandwiches for the Grate Patrol project, delivering sandwiches through the Grate Patrol project, preparing and serving meals through our Campus Kitchen Project, and signing up for gleaning trips.