Baldwin Now Serving Evening Meals
When the Salvation Army moved across town into their newly renovated building they no longer offered an evening dinner to Pontiac’s homeless and other very-low income people. Previously, meals were offered twice a week and many hungry relied on the service. Many patrons wanted Baldwin to begin offering the service.
Baldwin’s staff and Board considered the issue but were concerned about the cost. Increased staffing was needed and of course—the cost of food. Baldwin’s Board of Directors approved the proposal in January and directed staff to seek funding. Funding for much of the program was secured from FIRST Foundation of Birmingham First Presbyterian and some of the Charter One Champion in Action and the USA Today Weekend Make a Difference Day Awards are being put towards the program.
With funding secured, Baldwin began serving its first evening meal Tuesday. 43 homeless and very low-income people received a wonderful dinner of pasta, salad, bread and cake for desert. Baldwin’s Board of Directors offered to serve the meal. This was the first of what will now be a regular Tuesday and Thursday offering.
We now need volunteer servers every Tuesday and Thursday night (4:30-7 pm). Do you have a group that can volunteer? 7-10 people are needed for a shift. Call 248.332.6101 and ask for Jason if you are interested.