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Bag Lunch Program

Saint Clement participates in Alexandria's Brown Bag Lunch Program.  One of six local churches involved, we rotate weeks and provide a lunch and drink ( plus soup in cold months) to feed the hungry.  Our turn is about once every 7 weeks.  The year long schedule comes out in November for the following year for planning purposes.

If you don't have much time, but feel the need to volunteer, this just might be the program for you!  Please contact Sheila Kearney (saekks@aol.com) or Ellen Rayner (erayner823@yahoo.com) for more information. 

The 'Preparer' buys the food, and puts the bag lunches together.  Right now, we normally make 50 bags.  This can take place at the church the night before, or one can make the lunches at home (the night before or the morning of) and deliver them to Saint Clement's by 10:30am.  

The 'Server' picks the lunches up, along with drink mix (and soup when needed), drink cups, etc from the church and delivers to Meade Memorial in Old Town, Alexandria for them to be served starting at 11:30.  During soup months the soup needs to be heated at Meade and make the drink mix there as well. We help clean up their kitchen afterwards and then the server takes leftover cups, etc back to Saint Clement when finished.

The Preparer needs to buy enough to make 50 lunches: Deli meat, Cheese, Whole Wheat Bread, Piece of soft fruit (banana/orange) or 50 fruit or applesauce cups, Cookies

1) Make sandwich and place in sandwich bag

2) add the fruit/fruit cup to the brown bag

3) sandwich bag a serving of cookies

 Add napkin and spoon if needed.  Can also make a few pb&j sandwiches in lieu of all meat sandwiches.  

 The preparer is welcome to take sandwich bags, brown bags, napkins and spoons from the Brown Bag Closet for this specific mission.  

The preparer can be reimbursed for the cost of the meals.  Ask the church secretary for an invoice