Home-Cooked Meals for the Homeless

As part of a Dr. Martin Luther King “Six Days of Service” campaign focused on serving the needs of the hungry and homeless, the SUNY Cobleskill community came together to prepare more than 300 meals for Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH).

Coordinated by the College’s Center for Community Engagement, 3 staff and 16 students contributed their time to assemble, cook, package and deliver 350 frozen individual lasagna dinners for the guests at IPH’s Albany Emergency Shelter.

“Engaging SUNY Cobleskill’s students in hands on MLK Day projects like preparing meals for the homeless brings Dr. King’s timeless message of service to others alive and provides an important lesson for the next generation of leaders,” said Director of the Center for Community Engagement at SUNY Cobleskill, Brian Kaiser.

IPH serves three meals per day for all Albany and Amsterdam Emergency Shelter guests, a daily meal at its SheridanHollowDrop-InCenter, Community Breakfasts on Mondays and Fridays and other community meals throughout the year including a Summer Picnic and Holiday Meal.

“We are serving upwards of 40,000 meals each year,” explained IPH Executive Director, Janine Robitaille.  “Having community partners provide meals for our guests allows us to use our resources to strengthen other programs within our agency.”

IPH welcomes meal donations as well as other volunteer projects to support their mission.

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