First United Methodist Church in Madison, WI has a robust food ministry that provides for the community and those who needs it throughout the year. Anyone who likes to eat – or help in the kitchen (even doing dishes!) is encouraged to volunteer. You’re welcome to join our cooks in the kitchen any time.
Volunteers prepare sandwiches and assemble sides that are served to our homeless guests Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon. If you’re interested in contributing to the life of the church in this way, or have questions about this ministry, please contact our .
Each Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, First Church serves a free community meal. More than 200 guests attend, and another 150 meals are delivered to those unable to attend. Volunteers prepare the food, serve, cleanup and deliver to homes. To learn more, please contact our Director of Outreach Ministries.
The second Saturday every month, First Church serves dinner at the Porchlight Men’s Drop-in Shelter located at Grace Episcopal Church on the Square. To learn more, please contact our .
First Church has a large commercial kitchen that is the site of much merriment as well as work throughout the year. A group of volunteers known as the Kitchen Kadré works in the kitchen under the supervision of our Food Ministry Coordinator (a state licensed food handler) to offer food at different church functions. First Cup Café is open on Sunday mornings during the school year, offering a limited breakfast menu to anyone wanting a bite to eat before or after church without having to cook it at home. Other kitchen offerings during the year are “Dinner and a Concert,” a Seder meal and occasional ministry team meeting lunches.
Coffee Fellowship is an integral part of our Sunday morning. Fellowship Hall is a place where friends gather to share their lives, discuss the weather or the sermon and have a cup of Fair Trade coffee (or tea). It’s a place where new friends are made and newcomers are welcomed as we practice “Radical Hospitality.”
If you are interested in participating in any of these ministries, click here for our Volunteer Form.
Is Money Tight?
Call the FoodShare Helpline at 1-877-FOOD-635
Many individuals and families are struggling to make ends meet. Would you like to see your budget stretch further? FoodShare Wisconsin may be able to help.
FoodShare is a food assistance program and is for anyone with low or no income. This includes working people or those receiving Social Security, SSI, SSDI or Unemployment. You could receive monthly deposits on a debit-like card (called the QUEST card) to help with your food purchases.
If your income is less than the amount shown for your household size, chances are good that you will be eligible. Call the FoodShare Helpline today to complete a confidential prescreening and make an appointment for free application assistance.
Call the FoodShare Helpline today at 1-877-366-3635.
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