Anchorage Breakfast Program
First Church hosts the Anchorage Breakfast. Anchorage serves breakfast Monday through Friday, 52 weeks per year to Lancaster's low income, unsheltered, and socially excluded populations, and to all who are hungry. Breakfast is served from 8:30-9:45am each day with a regular menu of hot beverages, juice, milk, cereal and toast. Anchorage has a 30 year history at St. James and is important to the ongoing feeding ministry for the people of Lancaster. The goal is to become as connected and ecumenical with other churches, synagogues, religious organizations, social service agencies, and the business community as possible. We do not want this to be a ministry only of First UM Church, but a ministry of the whole community. We ask for your help.
Monetary Donations are needed: To donate funds to Anchorage click the Donate Online Button below. You can also send a check payable to "First UMC" and write in the memo line "Anchorage". Send it to First UMC, 29 East Walnut St., Lancaster, PA 17602. All contributions are tax-deductible.
Volunteers are needed: We are always looking for volunteers to help serve breakfast. We need about 16 people per day to make breakfast a success.
Our primary need is Bussers and Dishwashers. These two positions require lifting 20-40 pounds of dishes. If you are able to do this, we need you!
Please submit your information through the Availability Sheet and we will connect you with a Team Leader. We need volunteers that can help every week or even once a month. Fill out the Availability Sheet and send it to Laura Meisl.
AVAILABILITY SHEET PDF
AVAILABILITY SHEET ONLINE SIGN-UP
Please note: All volunteers are required to review a civil rights training video located here, or read and review this PowerPoint presentation on civil rights and sign off on this form that you have completed the training. Download the form, sign it, and return it to First UMC at 29 East Walnut St., Lancaster, PA 17602.
Check out the job descriptions for volunteers here.