For more than 25 years, St. Peter’s has hosted a free, hot meal on the second Tuesday of the month. We are part of a loose network of churches and religious organizations that offer hot meals throughout Lakewood and western Cleveland. Folks can find a community meal nearly every day of the month. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come in and dine.
St. Peter’s serves an average of 90 guests each month. Menus are planned to include fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables whenever possible. Several times through the year, we have give-away bags for guests to take home. These are filled with groceries or toiletries.
The Community Meal is the designated recipient for the December loose plate offering. This is the bulk of our budget. Through the year, occasional monetary donations are received. The Community Meal is fortunate to receive several in-kind donations
such as coffee, desserts, and milk. We are members of the Cleveland Foodbank which allows us to access no-cost and low cost items.
The community meal is run entirely by parish volunteers. There are opportunities to…
- Prepare a dessert and bring to the meal
- Shop for groceries/supplies
- Set tables before the meal
- Cook the meal (no experience needed)
- Serve the meal
- Clean-up after the meal
Volunteer sign-up sheets are in the back of the church two weeks prior to the meal.