help deliver meals to families

We aim to ensure that families have their basic needs met while in shelter and providing three fresh and balanced meals per day is a crucial part of that.

People Serving People’s meal program is one of the largest operations in the whole shelter, both in the number of people it serves each day and in the number of people needed to keep it running smoothly. Help ensure meals get to families on time by either serving meals in our dining hall (‘Meal Service’) or bringing meals to families in their rooms at our downtown shelter location (‘Meal Delivery’). Weekday meals are served in the dining hall, while weekend meals are delivered to family’s rooms. All volunteers must be 18+ or 13+ with a chaperone.

We are seeking individual volunteers and volunteer groups who are willing to commit to a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly shift for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Shifts have space for 4-6 people depending on the meal. Shift availability may vary due to preexisting volunteer schedules. Shifts are available at the following times:

  • Breakfast, 7:30-9:30 am daily
  • Lunch, 11:30-1:30 pm daily
  • Dinner, 4:15-6:30 pm daily

If you are interested in committing to a regular schedule, please contact us at, or by phone at 612-277-0246. If you are interested in volunteering but can’t commit to a regular schedule, we invite you to schedule yourself by creating a volunteer profile and picking shifts based on your availability.

To schedule yourself to volunteer, cancel your own shifts, or view shift availability, create a profile in VolunteerHub here.