Friends of the Homeless



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 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. Reveille UMC partners with Friends of the Homeless to serve a midday meal and provide bagged lunches for FOH each month.


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. 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.” Potato Casserole Recipe
  • 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 will carpool to the feeding site and return by 1:00 pm.
  • Giving financial support. On the donation page, select General Contribution and note Friends of the Homeless in the memo box.

How to help?
Contact the person organizing that month’s meal for more information about the midday meal (see list below) or sign up to provide food or help serve the meal on the signup sheet in the welcome center one or two Sundays prior to the meal.

Friends of the Homeless still plans to organize lunches on the dates below, even during the COVID-19 outbreak. To help, please reach out to the meal contact.

Meal contacts
Mary Jane Walls, Kay Craven, and Kim Cronheim

2020 Midday Meal Dates
August 27 (Kim Cronheim), September 24 (Kay Craven), October 22 (Kim Cronheim), December 24 (TBD)


During the COVID-19 outbreak Reveille is still supporting Friends of the Homeless bagged lunches but will not organize as a group.

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!

2020 Bag Lunches Dates
August 23, September 27, October 25, November 22, December 27

For more information about bagged lunches contact Pete Watson.