Our program, Soup and Sandwich Saturday, provides a free meal to anyone who wishes to participate. The meal is served from Noon to One PM every Saturday. We serve a choice of two soups, sandwiches, and dessert. We also try to provide fresh fruit and vegetables (salads or cut up vegetables) as available. The purpose of our program is to provide both a meal and socialization to all who come. We have chosen to do this on a Saturday because we feel that this is a day when school lunches are not available. We choose the noon meal because we felt that people would feel safe walking or riding the bus to our program. We also felt that our time frame would be best for our volunteer base.
We have a core of volunteers who have been working since the inception of our program 4 years ago. Each volunteer works one Saturday a month. Every week has a captain who is responsible for the planning, preparation, and overseeing of the weekly offering. Volunteers cook, serve, and clean-up. The approximate time frame is from 9:30 AM to 2:30PM. Volunteers serve for the whole 4 hours, or take part for a specific task during that time thus cutting down on the hours they are engaged each week. Our kitchen is small, so we can accommodate up to 4 volunteers at a time. Volunteers can join a team or work on a one time basis. We have already had volunteers from BU in the past, and we look forward to meeting new student or staff volunteers.