The Marin REST (Rotating Emergency Shelter Team) anticipates a year-round shelter.
Meanwhile, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin will once again (9th year) provide meals for homeless women on Sunday nights, November 6 through April 30.
You can sign up or make special arrangements by contacting Joan Nelson.
Types of food needed: Main Dish, Side Dish, Salad, Fruit
The best rule of thumb for dish size is enough for about 12 people. You will find appropriate size aluminum pans in the UUCM kitchen. You may use your own serving dishes, but you must take them (and any crock pots, electric skillets, etc.) home with you from the shelter on the night they are used. The facility has no place for leftover utensils or food.
Note: If you do not plan to go to the shelter site and your dish does not require an oven, you may bring your dish to UUCM on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.
When: Sunday nights. Try to arrive by 5:00. (Our homeless guests arrive at 5:45).
If you are NOT the start-up person, and have a hot dish, 5:30 is a good arrival time.
Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. We should be cleaned up and out of the building by 8:00 p.m.
Where: Connection Center at Marin Health and Wellness Campus, 3250 Kerner Blvd. at Bellam, Building 3240,San Rafael (Go to MHWC website for driving directions).
If Security Guard doesn’t see you, knock (car keys sound great) at the door.
Get previous night’s dishes from the kitchen (possibly in the dishwasher). Place plates at front end of the serving table; silverware and napkins at the dessert end. Fill in the length with contributions.
If you have paper napkins, that’s great! Otherwise use paper towels from kitchen.
If you have time and are of a creative bent, you can use placemats or other flourishes: Set up a hot cocoa/tea, etc. table. Crafts table. Use your imagination.
Close-down Person: Be sure all dishes and utensils are clean or in the running dishwasher.
Left-overs may be taken home or left in portable containers to go to St. Vincent’s Monday morning.