Bring-A-Meal (BAM) Opportunities and Locations

 

Hope Place

 


Hope Place, Women and Children's Shelter

3802 South Othello Street, Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 628-2008
Serving up to 120 
Volunteer group: up to 15

Hope Place, located in Seattle’s Rainier Valley, offers a recovery program for single women or women with children. The program offers living accommodations, meals, case management, counseling, drug/alcohol recovery support, and domestic violence support, plus job training and discipleship. Structured programs are also provided for children and youth up to age 18.

Volunteer hours:
Lunch – 10am-1:30pm, meal served at 12pm
Dinner – 2pm-6:30pm, meal served at 5pm

What you should know:

  • All donated food/meals must be prepared in a donor kitchen such as a church, community center, restaurant, or at the Mission. However, homemade baked goods that do not require refrigeration (cookies, cakes, fruit pies, and bread) may be received from donors and prepared in a residential kitchen.
  • If you prefer, you can drop off food items the day before (between 10am and 6pm) at Hope Place. Our kitchen staff can prepare the food and have it ready for your group to serve the day you are signed up to volunteer. Your group may then arrive 15 to 30 minutes before the mealtime to serve, dine, and visit with our guests.
  • Feel free to create a special theme for the meal. Your group can design the entire dining experience from table decor to the cuisine of your choice.
  • All volunteers must be age 10+ to serve in the dining room, 13+ to serve in the kitchen, and all those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

KentHOPE

 


KentHOPE Day Center
9009 Canyon Drive, Kent, WA 98030
(253) 480-2325
Serving up to 35
Volunteer group: up to 5

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, in partnership with KentHOPE Day Center, hosts 25 to 30 homeless women and children every day. Each day guests are provided with three substantial meals, showers, laundry facilities, clothing, and computers with internet access. Health care, life skills classes, advocacy, and hope are provided as well. KentHOPE works with partners in the community to find jobs and housing for their guests. In the first 22 months of operation, KentHOPE assisted 224 women in finding stable, transitional or recovery housing and assisted in finding 93 jobs.

Volunteer hours:
Breakfast – 7am-8pm, meal served at 7:30am
Lunch – 11:30am-1pm, meal served at 12pm
Dinner – 5pm-6:30pm, meal is served at 6pm

What you should know:

  • All donated food/meals must be prepared in a donor kitchen such as a church, community center, restaurant, or at the Mission. However, homemade baked goods that do not require refrigeration (cookies, cakes, fruit pies, and bread) may be received from donors and prepared in a residential kitchen.
  • KentHOPE has limited kitchen space. Please plan and prepare the meal and all “fixings” off-site in a donor kitchen.
  • Feel free to create a special theme for the meal. Your group can design the entire dining experience from table decor to the cuisine of your choice.
  • Volunteers of all ages are welcome; those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • For additional questions, get in touch with our volunteer coordinator, Pam – (206) 795-4417.

 

Men's Shelter

 


Men’s Shelter

318 2nd Avenue Extension South, Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 622-5177
Serving up to 400
Volunteer group: up to 15

No one should go to sleep cold or hungry. But, every day thousands do. The Men’s Shelter in Pioneer Square serves nearly 1,000 meals each day. We warmly welcome, feed, and offer a safe place to sleep with the hope that some will choose to enter one of our recovery programs.

Volunteer hours:
Lunch – 9:30am-1:30pm, meal served at 11:30am
Dinner – 2pm-6:30pm, meal served at 5pm

What you should know:

  • All donated food/meals must be prepared in a donor kitchen such as a church, community center, restaurant, or at the Mission. However, homemade baked goods that do not require refrigeration (cookies, cakes, fruit pies, and bread) may be received from donors and prepared in a residential kitchen.
  • If you prefer, you can drop off food items the day before (between 10am and 6pm) at the Men's Shelter. Our kitchen staff can prepare the food and have it ready for your group to serve the day you are signed up to volunteer. Your group may then arrive 15 to 30 minutes before the mealtime to serve, dine, and visit with our guests.
  • Feel free to create a special theme for the meal. Your group can design the entire dining experience from table decor to the cuisine of your choice.
  • All volunteers must be age 18+ to serve in the dining room.

 

Riverton Place

 


Riverton Place
3020 South 128th Street, Burien, WA 98168
(206) 242-5585
Serving up to 60
Volunteer group: up to 15

Drug and alcohol addiction devastates all kinds of people. That's why we've designed addiction recovery programs to help men find freedom from drugs and alcohol, and prepare for life after addiction. Riverton Place is located in Burien and is home to the long-term services as well as addiction recovery designed to help men overcome substance abuse and gain the tools necessary for lifetime recovery. Here, they learn how to transition from recovery back into everyday life.

Volunteer hours:
Lunch – 10am-1:30pm, meal served at 12:00pm
Dinner – 2pm-6:30pm, meal served at 5pm

What you should know:

  • All donated food/meals must be prepared in a donor kitchen such as a church, community center, restaurant, or at the Mission. However, homemade baked goods that do not require refrigeration (cookies, cakes, fruit pies, and bread) may be received from donors and prepared in a residential kitchen.
  • If you prefer, you can drop off food items the day before (between 10am and 6pm) at Riverton Place. Our kitchen staff can prepare the food and have it ready for your group to serve the day you are signed up to volunteer. Your group may then arrive 15 to 30 minutes before the mealtime to serve, dine, and visit with our guests.
  • Feel free to create a special theme for the meal. Your group can design the entire dining experience from table decor to the cuisine of your choice.
  • All volunteers must be age 18+ to serve in the dining room.

 

Search & Rescue

 


Search & Rescue

318 2nd Avenue Extension South, Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 622-5177
Serving up to 400
Volunteer group: up to 20

We don't wait for them to come to us. Our Outreach and Search & Rescue teams go out, day and night, 365 days a year, to search out and find those who are homeless, hungry, and hurting. We get to know them. We remember their names. We listen to their stories. Thanks to volunteers like you, we offer sandwiches and essential supplies to make it through another day and night. And we invite them inside for a night of safe shelter.

Volunteer hours:
Flexible, deliver 400 sandwiches by 3pm

What you should know:

  • All donated food/meals must be prepared in a donor kitchen such as a church, community center, restaurant, or at the Mission. However, homemade baked goods that do not require refrigeration (cookies, cakes, fruit pies, and bread) may be received from donors and prepared in a residential kitchen.
  • Volunteer groups can make 400 creamy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with 20 people in about 1 hour.
  • You can deliver sandwiches to Riverton Place (preferred) or the Men's Shelter.
  • The budget for this service opportunity is estimated at $175.00.
  • Supplies needed for this service opportunity include:

    • 800 slices of bread
    • 533 oz. creamy peanut butter (crunchy is difficult for our homeless neighbors)
    • 320 oz. jelly
    • 400 sandwich bags (either zip-lock or fold-over)
    • Plastic gloves to wear while making sandwiches Clorox wipes (to clean surfaces ahead of time)
    • Plastic spoons & knives for scooping and spreading jam & jelly
    • Spatulas to get jam and peanut butter out of jars
    • Plastic wrap to cover work area surface (aids in cleanliness and clean-up)
    • Tape (to help hold down plastic wrap)
    • Cardboard boxes to transport completed sandwiches. (6-8 Costco fruit crates work great!)

 

Graduations

 


Graduations
Location varies
Men's Shelter, 318 2nd Avenue Extension South, Seattle, WA 98104
Hope Place, 3802 South Othello Street, Seattle, WA 98118
Serving up to 120 
Volunteer group: up to 15

Bring dinner to take part in one of our most inspiring nights of the year! Graduation is a night of celebration and testimonies from our recovery program graduates. Men and women brave the stage to share their inspiring stories of transformation! We also honor men and women receiving certificates of achievement on their journey towards recovery. This is a special time for our community to come together and celebrate changed lives.  See upcoming graduation events.

Volunteer hours:
Dinner – 2pm-6:30pm, meal served (earlier) at 4pm 

What you should know:

  • All donated food/meals must be prepared in a donor kitchen such as a church, community center, restaurant, or at the Mission. However, homemade baked goods that do not require refrigeration (cookies, cakes, fruit pies, and bread) may be received from donors and prepared in a residential kitchen.
  • Feel free to create a special theme for the meal. Your group can design the entire dining experience from table decor to the cuisine of your choice.
  • At our Hope Place, all volunteers must be age 10+ to serve in the dining room, 13+ to serve in the kitchen, and all those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. At the Men's Shelter, all volunteers must be age 18+ to serve in the dining room.


Do you have questions about BAM?
 Get in touch with Lori — lschupbach@ugm.org or (206) 556-5912.

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