Third Wednesday of the month, 5:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Friends Church: Willoughby Hills, 2846 S.O.M. Center Road, Willoughby Hills, OH US 44094

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Project Hope is more than a bed and a hot meal for those experiencing homelessness.  It is a structured program with the goal of helping guests get back on their feet by providing support and connection to resources to achieve this goal.  In 2019, Project Hope served 405 adults and 71 children.  The average stay was 29 days with nearly 90% of guests transitioning to a positive situation. All meals, 365 days per year, are provided through the generosity of the community.

On the 3rd Wednesday of each month, we deliver a hot, prepared meal to Project Hope to be enjoyed by the adults and children at the Shelter. To make this possible, we need several volunteers to each make part of the meal.  Many hands make light work.  Each month, we provide a full meal for 45 people.  The meal includes a main course, side dish, vegetable, bread, salad, fruit, and dessert.  

We utilize "Sign Up Genius" to make scheduling the meal simple for every volunteer. Here's how it works:  You provide your email address to our team leader at .  We add your name to the distribution list and  you receive an email inviting you to sign up for "Sign Up Genius".  You can see what others have already volunteered to bring and add your name to an item. It's your choice whether you choose to participate for that month. One week before, you will receive an email reminding you that the meal date is approaching. 

Food needs to be fully cooked and hot when you drop off your food item at the Church. Project Hope does not have facilities to cook food.  They only have warming trays to keep food warm.  Bring your prepared food item to the Church Prep Kitchen marked for Project Hope by 6 pm on the 3rd Wednesday. A volunteer picks up the food and delivers it to the site.  While the church is closed due to COVID, you wait in the parking lot, then place the food directly into the driver’s trunk.

Volunteers serve the hot meal that evening.  Project Hope is always looking for volunteers to serve meals, assist with organization of donations or do clerical work.   For more information, contact Missy Knight  at