Friends of the Homeless

Reveille UMC
Richmond Friends of the Homeless is a private, non-profit association devoted to making a difference in the lives of the less advantaged. It began over 20 years ago with one woman, Shawnee Hansen, serving lunch in south Richmond from the trunk of her car. Today, this organization serves over 1,500 meals each week at two locations; one south of Richmond and one downtown. In addition, food baskets and donated clothes, blankets and other necessities are distributed to those in need.

Reveille UMC partners with Friends of the Homeless to serve a hot midday meal and provide bagged lunches for FOH each month:
Midday Meal
On the fourth Thursday of each month, Reveille serves a midday meal to 180 people at Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church on North First Street. Reveille also sends a Stephen Minister to pray with those who would like someone to pray with. Individuals or groups may assist by:
  • Preparing potato casseroles and desserts. Casseroles may be made ahead and left in the fellowship hall refrigerator for the meal. Homemade desserts also are welcome and can be left in the fellowship hall kitchen. Be sure to mark with "FOH."
  • Serving the meal. If you would like to help serve, plan on being in the fellowship hall at 11:15 am on the day of the meal. We carpool and caravan to the feeding site, returning by 1:00 pm. 
  • Giving financial support. 
Contact Kay Craven for more information about the midday meal or sign up to provide food or help serve the meal  on the sign up sheet in the welcome center.
2017 Midday Meal Dates:
April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24 (contact Mary Jane Walls), September 28, October 26, November (No Meal), December 28

Bag Lunches
Reveille also prepares 160 bag lunches  at 10:30 am in the welcome center on the Sunday before the fourth Monday of each month. All ages are welcome to participate!
Contact Pete Watson for more information and to get involved. 
2017 Bag Lunches Dates:

April 23, May 21 (sandwiches only), June 25, July 23, 
August 27, September 24, October 22, November 26, December 24