Frequently Asked Questions
When can my group prepare a meal?
Groups are welcome to prepare various meals on various days of the week to class participants at the Southern Indiana campus. Current opportunities are listed below:
- Beginning September 2017: Prepare continental breakfast on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Jobs for Life class participants
How many people will we be feeding?
Please plan to feed approximately 15 clients. The actual number of clients may be less depending on a given class's attendance rate. We are not able to provide headcounts in advance, however please rest assured that leftovers never go to waste.
Can we eat with the clients?
This particular opportunity does not include an opportunity to eat with clients. If this is a desire for your group, please consider preparing a meal for LifeChange residents at the Louisville campus.
Who will provide the ingredients?
It's a great blessing to us that volunteers are willing to provide the ingredients for the meal. Plus, we've found this to make menu planning significantly easier for your group. We recommend group members pitch in on purchasing the ingredients or take responsibility for different components of the meal.
When and where will we prepare the meal?
Please plan to prepare the meal ahead of time at the location of your choosing and deliver it to the Southern Indiana campus ready to serve. Boxed or bagged meals or disposable trays are ideal.
What kind of food should we prepare?
We encourage you to put together a meal that's hearty and filling, but also healthy and balanced. We particularly encourage the use of lots of fresh produce and whole grains. You may also provide dessert and/or non-alcoholic beverages like coffee, tea, and lemonade, however that's not required. You do not need to bring disposable plates, utensils, or cups unless you would like to donate some to the Mission.
Where can our volunteers park?
Free parking is available in two lots near our Southern Indiana campus. One lot is located at 322 East Chestnut Street (one building over from our campus) and another at 321 East Chestnut Street (directly across from our campus). Limited free street parking also is available outside the office entrance on Walnut Street.
Will anyone from Louisville Rescue Mission be there to help us?
Yes, a staff member is always present at the Mission. When you arrive, please come to the yellow brick building facing Walnut Street (directly behind the white church facing Chestnut Street) and look for the double glass doors of our office entrance. Ring the doorbell and a staff member will welcome you into the building, help you unload the meal, and answer any questions you have before leaving.