“Make A Meal For One Night” Is More Popular Than Ever!

Thanks to all of our Volunteers for helping make our “Make A meal For One Night” Program such a success! The calendar is open and waiting for you to sign up!!!

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Village Lutheran Church coordinating, collecting and delivering meals for CSA

The Breskins purchased, prepared, delivered, and helped serve this delicious Baked Ziti, Salad, and Bread

Our “Make A Meal For One Night” program is a great way for you and/or your friends or group help volunteer your time OFF SITE. Often times our 5pm dinner service is not compatible with many peoples busy schedules, so we offer this volunteer opportunity as a way to help on your own time while still being an enormous benefit to us and our guests! This program also helps to alleviate some of the high costs of food and enables us to spend that money on other operational costs.



A Main Dish should feed at least 100-120 portions. Feel free to be creative with your dishes! All types of food are welcome, however we do ask that you do not make anything with too much spice, and we try not to serve pork if possible.


If your main dish is not a starch like pasta, then an additional starch such as potatoes or rice is always a good pair to a chicken or meat loaf dish!


A side of vegetables or a nice salad adds a healthy balance to any meal. We accept frozen veggies, and bagged salad if you are unable to prepare those items at home. If making a salad, please leave dressing on the side.


Cookies, brownies, cupcakes, blondies, pies, you name it! Any sweet treat is always a great finish to a yummy meal.
Fruit is also a sweet and healthy alternative sugary desserts.

“Make A Meal” – FAQ

Q. How do I sign up for me and/or my group to make a meal?
A. Please visit our calendar page to view all available dates, then contact us with the date you want and we will mark it in the calendar.

Q. How many people do I need to cook for?
A. We are currently serving an average of 80-100 meals per night. 

Q. Do we do the cooking at your facility?
A. NO.  All cooking must be done in your own homes, and then delivered to us on your chosen date.

Q. What time does food need to arrive on the chosen date? 
A. We prefer to have food come in hot and ready to package and serve at 5pm, so any hot food should be delivered between 4:00-4:30pm.  Wes do have a small oven which we use to reheat food when necessary.  If your food is cooked ahead of time and being refrigerated, then please have the food delivered no later than 3pm to give us time to reheat.  

Q. Do you require any vegetarian, or gluten free options?
A. We do not have any requirements for vegetarian or gluten free, however we do try to stay away from serving dishes containing pork products.

Q. Do we need to supply a beverage as well?
A. You are welcome to supply a beverage, but it is not necessary.  If you do supply the beverage, we ask that it does not contain caffeine and that it is packable (water bottles, juice boxes, etc) 

Q. Can I bring in other donations with the meal?
A. Please call or email with any questions about extra donations. 

Q. Is there a limit to how many times me and/or my group can sign up to make a meal?
A. NO. There are no limitations for frequency of meal donations.  As long as the date is available on our calendar, then it is available for you to take. 

Q. Where do I deliver the food?
A. All food deliveries must come to:
8 South Second Avenue
Mt. Vernon, NY 10550 
Call or email ahead of time with ETA and someone should be available to meet you outside and help bring in the food.    

Ready to get started? Contact us to book a date!