St. George’s Center – Saturday Bag Lunch Program
St. George’s Episcopal Church
21 W. 22nd Street
Riviera Beach, FL
St. George’s Center in Riviera Beach, created in 1998, emerged from a need to feed and clothe indigent and homeless individuals and their families in the area. In 2014, St. George’s Center served 116,514 meals to the hungry residents of the community. Oceanview is one of several churches that provide meals at the center.
We serve bag lunches on the 1st and 5th Saturday of each month. We arrive at the Center in Riviera Beach at 10:45 am to prepare lunches. Lunches are then handed out between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Our church provides drinks, chips, cookies and and Publix style bags enough to pack 100 lunches. The sandwiches are provided by other churches and are supplied at St. George’s.
Bags are assembled with 1 water, 1 of each snack item and 2 – 3 sandwiches. Staff at St. Georges usually can tell you how many sandwiches to put in each bag. Sometimes staff will give you extra items to put in the bags. Begin handing out sandwiches at 11:30 (not earlier). Seconds can be handed out at 12:15 and not earlier unless staff tells you it is OK. You are done at 12:30 and if any filled bags are left just leave them there.
Barbara will contact you the beginning of the week of your scheduled date to confirm and coordinate the food and bag drop off.
You can help by being a volunteer to help pack and hand out bag lunches on a Saturday at St. George’s Center. This is less than a two hour time commitment. Two volunteers are needed for each Saturday. You can sign up for as many, or as few, Saturdays as you would like. Volunteers. please wear closed toe shoes and bring a hat/cap to wear while working in the food prep and serve areas. Sorry, but no children under 12 years of age are allowed to serve.
NOTE: WE GREATLY NEED AT LEAST 1 PERSON WHO CAN LIFT HEAVY POTS OF WATER FOR COOKING.
921 West 22nd Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404.
Directions: Take I-95 to the Blue Heron exit and head east to Broadway. Turn right onto Broadway. Turn right onto West 22nd Street. St. George’s Episcopal Church is on the right; the soup kitchen is inside the church.