McKendree Christmas Eve Meal

HELP FEED 300 DISPLACED AND HOMELESS IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS!

My Christmas wouldn’t be complete without being a part of this amazing ministry. On Christmas Eve, McKendree United Methodist Church, in downtown Nashville, will welcome, feed and gift 300 displaced and homeless guests. This event is made possible by the generous donations of food, gifts, money, and volunteer hours.

THERE ARE VARIOUS WAYS TO HELP!

MONETARY DONATIONS.

Paypal to Give Money! Any donation amount – small or large – is accepted. Please note Christmas Eve Meal as a notation!

FOOD DONATIONS.

  • COSTCO or Grocery Store Gift Cards
  • Large trash bags
  • Creamer and Sugar for Coffee
  • Gallon Size Ziplocks
  • Foil
  • Box of serving Gloves
  • 2 large Bottles of Dish Soap
  • 2 Gallons of Bleach
  • Paper Towels
  • SOS Pads
  • Coffee Cups
  • Cold Cups (Solo/Dixie)
  • Vanity Fair Napkins
  • Paper Table Clothes
  • Heavy Duty Plastic Silverware
  • Plastic Plates
  • Coffee Urns
  • Butter
  • Sweet Potato Cans
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Ground Coffee

GIFT BAGS FOR ATTENDEES

  • Christmas Gift Bags
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Socks
  • Handwarmers
  • Protein Bar
  • Bottle of Water
  • Chap Stick
  • Candy

VOLUNTEER. We are looking for individual and family volunteers for Christmas Eve Day.

  • There are lots of areas to serve and different time periods. We need crews as early as 8 am (cooks) and as late as 2 or 2:30 (for clean-up).
  • Kitchen Crew: prepares and plates the food (arriving at 8, 9, or 10:30 until the meal is over).
  • Beverage Crew: refill beverages table side (arriving at 10 or 10:30 until the meal is over).
  • Serving/Bussing Crew: serves the guests in pairs (arriving at 10 or 11 until the meal is over).
  • Dish Crew: washes some dishes and helps with trash (arriving at 11 until about 2).
  • Clean Up Crew: primarily after the meal to clean up the Fellowship Hall (after the meal, about 12:30 until 2 or 2:30) We have a great need for clean up!
  • Pastoral Crew: fellowship with our guests and escort them to the service, as well as greeters and a small street team to go out into the community that morning to invite folks (street team 10 – 11; fellowship 11-1; accompany guests to worship service in chapel at 12:45).
  • Additional Jobs as They Come Up: we learned to expect the unexpected and to go with the flow. We will likely have special needs during the day and appreciate folks who are willing to jump in as needed.

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