|FPC groups make and serve supper at Columbus House on the first Saturday of every month:
|586 Ella T. Grasso
Blvd., New Haven CT (203) 773-9673
|Terra Cotta colored
– 1/2 block south of Columbus on ElIa Grasso Blvd.
|Emergency Homeless Shelter
for New Haven, operated under a contract with the City of New Haven.
|Local charities and churches.
Number of Residents:
|Shelter can accommodate 80
daytime stay and about 30 temporary stay, men and women.
of each month.
|Arrive 4 or 5:00 p.m. (see
Done about 7:00 p.m.
|Large, modem restaurant quality
kitchen with everything needed for cooking and serving available. Includes:
Commercial stove, several ovens, a warming oven, large sinks and a walk
in refrigerator. Groups can use these facilities for final preparation
of food or can do the shopping ahead of tune and cook at Columbus House.
a. Need a minimum
of 3+ people for serving. (adults, families, Youth/Adult Groups etc.).
Children welcome. (Perhaps those experienced could ask new members or families)
b. Provide enough food to
feed 75-80 people.
2. Develop a menu for meal. Basic
recipes are available here.
a. Provide a main
dish or dishes (include a vegetarian entree for about 20).
b. Provide vegetable.
c. Provide a green salad and
d. Provide dessert and bread
(Columbus House will provide butter).
e. Drinks are provided by
3. Arrival time:
5:00 p.m. if meals
are pre-cooked (Meal time is 6:00 p.m.).
Arrive 4:00 p.m., or earlier,
if dinner is to be prepared together in their large, fully equipped, modern
kitchen. (Cooking together is fun. One could be the shopper after the group
decides on a menu.)
at the desk at the side door. They will unlock the back door. Park and
enter in back. Carts are available to carry in food. Guests will assist.
5. Set up (guests will assist),
serve meal, and enjoy helping the people of New Haven.
6. Clean up is done by guests.
No DISHES to do!
7. If you wish, reimbursement
is available through the Mission Committee (give receipts to Mission
Committee Chair) OR can be tax deductible.
Contact Pat Wales,
Tommie Highwart, Nancy Meikle or Betty Whitney.
COLUMBUS HOUSE MEAL SUGGESTIONS
Casseroles – meat
Pastas – meat and meatless
Soups (fresh with garden veggies)
Chicken – legs. breasts
Mashed Potatoes. Potato Casserole
Corn, Peas, Green Beans