Meals have always played a pivotal role in our work. More than 40 years ago, we began as the “Peanut Butter Ministry,” offering sandwiches, coffee, and conversation to individuals experiencing homelessness in Chinatown. Today, we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner every day to those residing in our shelters or on the streets. On average, our kitchen serves 1000 meals per day.
Gathering around the table for a meal together offers a moment of respite from life’s chaos. It also gives people a chance to forge a connection with case managers and shelter staff. The relationships we establish over a meal lead to opportunities that have ended homelessness for thousands of people each year.