HCCUCC Helps Homeless Shelter

From The Tidings

Doreen’s Place, a homeless shelter located on Hoyt St. (near the train station) and run by city agency Transition Projects, is a place where homeless men can go to have an evening meal and get a bed for the night. Our church has committed to serving a nutritious meal at this shelter once a month. The meal is lovingly prepared with the thought that the men will be able to enjoy a good and plentiful meal.

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
— Virginia Woolf

It takes resources—both money and volunteers—to prepare and serve the meal for approximately 100 men: money to purchase the food, folks to do the shopping, people who make food donations, people to prepare and cook the meal, and a group to transport and serve the meal at the shelter. The meal we serve is prepared in our church kitchen by a team of three or four people, and includes a casserole, salad, rolls, fruit, dessert, and milk. A group of five or six people transport the food to the shelter and then serve the food there.

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
— Mahatma Gandhi

If you would like to be help with the meals for the shelter during the coming year (September 2015 through August 2016) on the second Monday of each month, please make the following contacts:


  • No cooking experience is required.
  • Requires a 31⁄2 hour afternoon commitment (3:00 to 6:30 p.m.) once every three or four months.
  • Contact Barbara Raz Neu (503-754-0942 or braz@teleport.com).

Transporting/Serving the Meal

  • Would be a great experience for a family to do together!
  • Requires a 11⁄2 hour commitment in the evening (approximately 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.). The commitment could be once during the year, every month, or whatever suits your schedule.
  • Contact Jack Morby (503-704-1842 or morby517@aol.com).