Saturday Lunch Program
Free lunch every Saturday 12pm-1:30
In 2013 Trinity Lutheran Church was looking for ways to reach out to our community, and decided to start feeding people a lunch on Saturdays. There were two dinner meals during the week but no lunch meals. We started with a nominal budget and a small group of volunteers. For the first year, we averaged 40 meals per Saturday. Five years later we are completely self-supported, serving 100+ meals weekly, and have a growing volunteer base from both the church and the community! We have been able to purchase upgraded equipment for our kitchen, and we are about to embark on a full-kitchen remodel in November! We are humbled by the amount of community support we have received, and we are encouraged by the "church" that is happening during the meals! People are connecting with each other, networking, supporting, and loving each other in ways that we never imagined would happen! We are very excited about this community outreach and look forward to many more years of service to come!
OurTown article "More than sustenance; Volunteers reflect on Saturday Lunch Program (page 6)
The Saturday Lunches at Trinity are still in a "to go" only right now, but we are beginning to work towards coming back indoors when the CDC and our local government deems it safe! We have a commitment to be good stewards in our attempts to be safe and protect those who are most vulnerable.
You can donate directly to Trinity Lutheran Church by mailing a check or using online bill pay from your bank. Trinity's address is 500 N 2nd, Silverton, OR 97381. Please mark "Saturday Lunches" in the memo line. Or you can donate online at Trinity Lutheran Church's online giving page.
**Please note that you need to make sure your "cookies" are allowed for vancopayments.com as these are the (secure) websites that allow the online payment.**