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One thing all human beings understand is the feeling of hunger.  People experiencing homelessness know that feeling more than anything.  By helping us as an Archangel you are ensuring that no homeless person in Adelaide should ever feel hungry.

Archangels keep the kitchen doors open

Our Angels for a Day provide the food.  Nutritious, filling and tasty meals at breakfast and lunch, 6 days a week.  That’s the easy part we all understand.

But then there’s the back end. 

Brenda our cook has been working in our kitchen for the past 22 years and has cooked well in excess of one million meals.  She is the only paid worker in the Meal Centre. 

  • She is supported by trained volunteers, each of whom by law must have police clearances because they are working with a vulnerable population.
  • Our full time volunteer coordinator recruits, trains and inducts volunteers and organises their police checks. 
  • Those volunteers operate the commercial dishwasher.  They also hand wash all the pots.  They lay and clear the crockery and cutlery on the tables and clean the chairs after use. 
  • Each afternoon the cleaners come in to mop the floors of the dining room after 200 people have eaten there and often trudged through in muddy shoes.

The stove, hotplates, combi oven, deep fryers, meat slicer, mixer, air conditioner, sink mulcher, extraction fans, freezers and fridges and the van for transporting food, are all further expenses of the meal centre. 

Without them though we would have to shut the kitchen doors.

An Archangel donation of $5,000 will help Keep the Kitchen Doors Open for a month.  Your donation will enable 10 of your staff to engage with those people you are helping, by doing a breakfast or lunch shift in the kitchen. Our people, (clients, volunteers, staff and visitors) will see your logo on the calendar of the month you support and our website visitors will notice that your company cares about people who are struggling in our community.  You can proudly say that your donation means that people who are homeless know that they can come to a place that is clean, warm and well equipped to provide a hearty breakfast and lunch when they are tired and hungry.

 

How to get your wings

To become an Archangel for a month and discuss how your staff or group can get involved by volunteering in the kitchen, please contact:

Danielle Bayard, Development and Partnerships Manager
Ph: 08 8418 2511 or email