Centreville Presbyterian Church (CPC) is committed to bringing the love of Christ to the hurting and homeless in Northern Virginia. To this end, we have partnered with the Lamb Center—a day shelter dedicated to ending homelessness and providing hope through the provision of free counseling services, hot meals, access to showers, laundry services, clothing, medical and dental care, and financial assistance.
CPC currently supports the Lamb Center by providing breakfast and lunch once monthly. Breakfasts are served the first Saturday of every month. Lunches are provided the third Tuesday of every month. For us to continue to meet this need consistently and effectively however, we need additional volunteers.
You can help support this important mission in the following ways:
- Delivering breakfast monthly. This task requires picking up all of the donated food items from the CPC kitchen on Friday afternoon and delivering it to the Lamb Center on Saturday morning. Because breakfast starts promptly at 8:00 a.m., when the doors open to guests, at least two casseroles must be hot and ready to serve immediately. If you don’t have enough refrigerator space, can’t pick up the food the Friday before, or need access to the CPC ovens, CPC can open early on Saturday morning.
- Serving breakfast monthly. Simply show up at the Lamb Center between 7:45-8:00 a.m. to help set up and serve the guests. Breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 10:30. In addition to serving breakfast, we help clean up the kitchen and wipe down the tables after breakfast in preparation for lunch.
- Donating food monthly. Sign-up to donate fruit, casseroles, milk, juice, yogurt, or pot roasts.
- Delivering lunch monthly. This task is to pick up hot pot roasts (approximately 10:30 am ) from CPC and deliver each second Tuesday of the month to Lamb Center.
Since we want to make it easy for you to serve and support, CPC has provided egg casserole and pot roast recipe cards, cooking bags for the pot roasts, and aluminum pans for both the casseroles and the roasts. These items are available on the metal shelves located in CPC’s office hallway, as well as in the Missions window in the main lobby.
Beginning in September 2019, we’d like to have six families (or individuals) commit to sign-up to deliver the breakfasts twice a year. Two of the six slots have been filled, so we only need four more. The idea is to share the responsibility of food delivery across the congregation to prevent volunteer burn-out. You can sign-up to volunteer for breakfast and/or lunch on the church website using the following link: https://centrevillepres.com/serve/poverty-hunger/lamb-center/.
Thank you, in advance, for giving generously of your time and resources to serve our brothers and sisters of the Lamb Center. If you have additional questions or would like more information, please contact Lauren Mowbray at firstname.lastname@example.org.