Here are some of our most frequently asked questions
Q. How many people do you serve? A. We serve an average of 60-70 guests per night
Q. How old do you have to be to volunteer? A. There are no age requirements to volunteer. If your child can walk with a tray of food, or hand out desserts, then they are old enough, however we leave it to the discretion of the guardian.
Q. What time do you serve the meal? What time should I arrive if I'm volunteering? A. Dinner service starts promptly at 5pm and runs for 45 minutes. If you are volunteering, try to be here a few minutes before we start at 5pm.
Q. Can I complete court or school ordered community service requirements with you? A. Yes, we accept most individuals who have been mandated by the courts or schools to complete community service hours from the hours of 3pm-6 every Tuesday - Friday.
Q. What types of donations do you accept? A. We accept most types of donations: FOOD - We accept all types of food no matter how large or small the amount. We try not to let any food go to waste! SUPPLIES - We accept supply donations such as: garbage bags, forks, napkins, plates, cups, paper towels, toilet paper, brown paper bags, cleaning supplies. CLOTHING - We do accept clothing, especially warm clothes during the winter months. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS - We prefer not to take donations such as household appliances, furniture, and electronics as we do not have the room to store such items, however we are open to discuss any donation you have as there may be a guest with a specific need that you could fill. MONETARY - We definitely accept all monetary donations in cash, check, or Paypal to help with operations support.
Q. How do I sign up to help make sandwiches?
A. We make sandwiches every Tuesday and Friday starting at 2:30pm. You must sign up through Volunteer NY! for this particular volunteer opportunity.
Q. Do you accept volunteers to help out during the day? A. We operate out of the Armory which doubles as a Senior Center during the day, so unfortunately we are unable to accept any volunteers until after 3pm. Volunteers are welcome to come help out anytime between the hours of 3pm-6.
If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time!