Bridges of Hope is our monthly service project in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. For almost 20 years, Basehor UMC has partnered with Central United Methodist Church to provide a hot home cooked meal to those who are homeless or food insecure. On the first Sunday of the month, a team of volunteers take the hot casseroles, vegetables, and fruit to Central UMC and serve lunch to the nearly 120 people who gather there.
Volunteers are needed to serve the meal and clean up afterwards. This requires about a four hour commitment. The volunteer team leaves our church around 10:00 am on Sunday morning and finishes serving and cleaning up around 1:15pm. Families are encouraged to volunteer together. We ask that children under the age of 13 be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Volunteers are also needed to prepare the casseroles that are served. Cooking pans, ingredients, and detailed instructions are available to be picked up outside the sanctuary on the last Sunday of the month. Bring the hot baked casseroles back to the church on the first Sunday before 10:00 am so they can be loaded up with the team before they leave.
Currently we are serving To Go lunches to those in need. This is a very safe, NO touch volunteer opportunity.
If you would like to serve our community in this way you can find a sign up list online.
For more information and frequently asked questions see below...