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Master with Pasta? Rock with a wok? (or carry-out-without-a-doubt?)

Provide a meal:

Providing or preparing a home-cooked meal for Hope’s Harbor guests can be a rewarding way to support our families.

Meals can be prepared in our beautiful gourmet kitchen using our fully-stocked pantry, provided by a catered restaurant or prepackaged from a grocery store. It is required that all food be prepared in a commercial kitchen.

You are typically preparing a meal for approximately 10 people at the Lutheran Campus House and 8 people at the Dupont Campus House.

How to sign up:

To get started, complete the form below to select a house and indicate when you’d like to bring a meal.

If you have any questions about volunteering, please see our FAQs below or contact our volunteer coordinator. 

Available dates:

Hope’s Harbor Lutheran Campus House:

Meal times:
M-F 9 am – 4 pm
Sat – Sun 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Hope’s Harbor Dupont Campus House:

Meal Times:
M-F 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat – Sun 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Do we have to prepare the meal at Hope’s Harbor?

If the meal is not prepared in our kitchen, then it must be catered by a restaurant, come prepackaged from a grocery store (i.e. Gordons, Costco, Kroger, etc.), or prepared in a commercial kitchen. These are the guidelines from the Allen County Department of Health that we are required to follow.

We have a beautiful kitchen that is perfect for meal preparation. We have all the equipment needed to help you prepare a wonderful meal. We also have a fully stocked pantry and we welcome the use of any of the items in our community pantry.

Can I use items from the Hope’s Harbor pantry?

Yes! Often our volunteers utilize a combination of items in our pantry and purchase the remaining items needed to prepare a complete meal.

How many people do I need to cook for?

We recommend preparing a meal for 10 people for our Lutheran Campus House and 8 people for our Dupont Campus House. Our volunteer coordinator, Courtney, will be in touch a few days prior to your volunteer date to confirm the expected number.

Do I need to sign a waiver?

Yes, each volunteer needs to fill out our volunteer waiver.

Click here to download.