OUUC Responds to Homelessness

Community Opportunities: Sharing Meals

OUUC is very active in our community providing meals in a variety of settings on a months basis.  Additional volunteers and cooks are always welcome. A brief summary of each opportunity is provided below, with needs, locations and contact resources. Watch the weekly e-blast for details.

Community Kitchen Crew: Third Friday night dinners

The COMMUNITY KITCHEN CREW prepares and serves dinner to those in need at the CCS Community Kitchen, located in the Salvation Army building on 5th & Plum Street.

OUUC’s happy crew prepares a main dish, sides, salads and desserts on the 3rd Friday of each month between 3:30-6:30 pm. Interested?  To find out more contact Karmel Shields or request more information: https://www.ouuc.org/request-for-contact-information/

Join a friendly team of 8-10 from OUUC who prepare and serve 140 meals to those in need at Olympia’s Community Kitchen. Who? Adults and youth 14 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Where? Meet at the Community Kitchen located in the basement of Salvation Army shelter at the corner of 5th Ave and Plum street in downtown Olympia. Enter the Community Kitchen from the alley between the Eagles Club and the Salvation Army building.

Overnight Shelter Meals: The Blue Apron Team
Third and Fourth Wed Night Dinners

The Blue Apron Team welcome your generous donations of meals on the 3rd and 4th Wednesday evenings. Donations of main dishes (eg: casseroles, pasta, meat trays, soups, pots of beans and side dishes (eg: salads, vegetables, rice, potatoes, fruit, deviled eggs, desserts, etc.) makes that possible.

New volunteers are always welcome to bring a main or side dish, and/or come to the Shelter from 5:30 to 7:00 pm to serve the evening’s meal.  Stop by the Blue Apron table in the Commons at OUUC and speak with Jo Ann Young  or request for more information: Request for Contact Information

There are now two ways to be a part of The OUUC Blue Apron Team. Twice each month, on the third and fourth Wednesdays. members of this congregation prepare and bring main and side dishes for the evening meal at the Interfaith Works Adult Shelter; and others bring donations of non-perishable, shelf stable foods to help provide evening and weekend meals for homeless children and teens.

All donations should be brought to the parking lot of the Olympia Copy Center on Franklin Street, and across from the First Christian Church between 5:15 and 5:45. To donate meals, and/or for a list of shelf stable foods, please contact: Jo Ann Young

Interfaith Works Overnight shelter
701 Franklin St SE, Olympia, WA 98501

Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter has a long history of  offering food and safe overnight shelter to our homeless neighbors, first as part of the Women’s Emergency Shelter, and since its beginning in 2014, and now the Adult Emergency Shelter in downtown Olympia. Each third and fourth Wednesday volunteers from our congregation provide and serve dinner at the Shelter. Currently we serve 65 adults.

Tiny Homes Sunday Dinner Second Sunday: Dinner for 10

We are providing food for the residents of the Tiny Houses in Olympia WA on the 2nd Sunday of every month. We need Dishes (main dish, sides, bread) to feed 10, help with delivering the food and eating with the residents.

Request for Contact Information

The Tiny Homes are located behind Westminster Presbyterian

1925 Boulevard Rd
Olympia, WA 98502

To volunteer to support OUUC’s work at the Overnight Shelter or the monthly dinner for the Tiny Homes Project, contact Jo Ann Young 

Request for Contact Information

The Community Kitchen