Food and a Lot More

Sunday Service and Meal

We serve a hot meal and offer a worship service each Sunday afternoon that is attended primarily by the urban poor and homeless. We also distribute clothing to those who need it. To find out about volunteering click here. To learn more about donating clothing click here.

Many of our guests suffer from untreated medical or psychological conditions. Every Sunday a team of doctors and nurses provide medical screening and help our guests navigate the complicated healthcare system. See Street Corner Care.

There is a team of volunteers who sit down at the tables with our guests and write down any prayer requests they might have. These prayer requests are distributed to over one hundred prayer warriors who pray for our guests during the week. To sign up to receive prayer requests click here.

Haircuts are a popular addition to Ladle's list of services. There are several volunteers providing haircuts for our guests (both men and women). We often see a visible change in our guest's demeanor after receiving a haircut. Below are before and after pictures for one of our guests.

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Before

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After

A number of church and community groups volunteer at various times throughout the year to serve at Ladle. We provide a safe environment for our volunteers to learn about and to serve the urban poor and homeless. To find out about volunteering click here.

Here is a comment from one of our guests

I love coming to Ladle because of the services they provide, but mostly because of the love we feel from the volunteers and the Lord’s presence is present and provides a healing time for those of us in need — plus — the prayers are a lifesaver.

Saturday Food Distribution

On the second Saturday of each month Ladle acts as a distribution site for the Federal Emergency Food Assist­ance Program in the downtown area. Individuals and families who meet the federal income requirements receive food packages once a month. Many of the attendees live in the three large low income housing units within blocks of the church. To find out about volunteering click here.