In 2009 our church launched a ministry called Family Cafe. On this last Wednesday of each month we offer a meal to help families in our community who struggle to make ends meet financially. The only requirement is that guests come with one child.
After the economy crashed in 2008 we discovered a need for families that we struggling. We also found out that the Food N' Friends kitchens were mostly serving homeless single men. We partnered with Food N' Friends to launch the first Food n' Friends Family Cafe, which is commonly referred to as the Family Cafe.
Since then other churches in our community have begun offering meals like this, and the Council of Churches launched a ministry called Summer Cafe which serves lunches to children in our community at the community parks in Attleboro.
The Family Cafe is supported by donations through our Dinners on Us program. People are able to pay for a meal in honor of, or in memory of a loved one. The donations are $350 for each meal, or you can make a donation for part of a meal.
The meals are prepared and served by our church members. There are always opportunities to help serve within this ministry. You must be 18 years or older to participate.