It is with great excitement that Recovery Café Longmont will open Wednesday, May 29! The Café hours will be from noon – 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to start and then will expand depending on our capacity and the need. A healthy and nutritious communal meal will be served at 12:30 p.m. for our Members.
What We Need
Each Volunteer Café Cook is asked to bring a complete meal of an entreé and side for at least 10 people. In order to promote healthy minds and bodies, we ask that the prepared food be nutritious. Instead of dessert, fresh fruit and healthy snacks are much appreciated. We hope to have four cooks per day, totaling 40 complete meals overall. Examples for what to prepare can include 10 servings of sandwiches + soup + salad, rotisserie chicken + veggies + fruit, etc. It is not necessary to tell us what meal you plan to prepare.
Please deliver your food by 11:30 a.m. the morning of your volunteer day. While we cannot prepare food in our kitchen, we are able to reheat or refrigerate. You are welcome to stay, serve, eat and engage with our Members if you are able! However, we understand life is busy, and you may need to drop-off your meals and go about your day. Please attach a note or email Program Manager Leigh Larson if there are reheating requirements if you choose to drop-off. While we prefer the meals to be fresh, we can hold food in our fridge the night before your shift if necessary.
What We Provide
We have ovens, crock pots and a microwave for reheating; utensils for serving; and silverware, glassware and dishware for dining. Napkins are not mandatory but welcome. You may bring throw-away serving platters, or pick up your cleaned re-washable and labeled dishware on the day of your volunteer shift from 4-5 p.m. or on the following day.
An email reminder will be sent on Monday the week of your shift.
Your Support is Valued
Whatever your capacity and time commitment allows, Recovery Café Longmont is grateful for your energy towards the mission of love, healing and community for our Members. Truly, this is a deep and wide community effort that not only helps the Members of Recovery Café, but benefits the community of Longmont too.