Meal Program

Shelter House provides three hot meals a day for clients, and lunch and dinner are available for people who live in poverty in the community; additionally, there is 24-hour access to snacks and sandwiches at the window.


Shelter House provides two hot meals a day, along with 24-hour access to food at the window. Breakfast is provided to Shelter clients. Lunch is available from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm and dinner from 7 pm to 8 pm to clients and people living in poverty in the community. In 2022, the Shelter provided over 172,000 meals not including snacks and sandwiches at the window. The community’s generosity through donations of food items along with thousands of volunteer hours helps ensure access to healthy meals.

Urgently Needed Food Items

Here's a list of food items that are especially useful for our Meal Program. No donation is too small!

  • Peanut Butter & Jelly

    A classic staple for quick and nourishing sandwiches.

  • Tuna & Miracle Whip

    Perfect for protein-rich salads and sandwiches.

  • Coffee & Tea

    Help our guests start their day on the right note.

  • Sugar & Coffee Whitener

    Little things that make a big difference in the mornings.

  • Canned Goods

    Non-perishable and always helpful.

  • Butter or Margarine

    Great for cooking and as a spread.

  • Dressings & Condiments

    Add flavor to every meal.

  • Pasta & Pasta Sauce

    A hearty meal that everyone loves.

  • Pancake Mix & Syrup

    For when breakfast needs to be extra special.

  • Cooking Oil

    The base of many meals.

  • Rice

    A versatile staple.

  • Potatoes

    Great in any form; mashed, fried, or roasted!

Frequently asked questions

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What meals do you provide through the Meal Program?

The Shelter offers two hot meals a day to clients and people living in poverty in the community as well as 24-hour access to sandwiches and snacks.

When can I come in for a hot meal?

Hot meals are provided daily from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm and 7 pm to 8 pm.

How many people can you accommodate?

We can accommodate up to 150 people for our sit-down meals.

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