Hotel de Zink is the name of a rotating homeless shelter that UUCPA participates in. During the month of September, we provide 15 men or women with a place to sleep at night (mattresses in the main hall) and with a hot meal served at 9:00pm.
We encourage you to support our guests by signing up to bring a meal one night in September. A signup sheet will be available on the patio Sundays at the Action Council table – we hope to have all our 30 meals signed up for by the end of August. More details about bringing a meal are provided below. Sign up on the patio on Sunday, or send Edie an email and suggest a date or two in September that works for you.
There will also be a donation jar near the sign up list. As well as the evening meal, we purchase bread, sandwich makings, coffee, and other staples to support our guests before they leave each morning. If you can contribute $10 or $20 dollars, it really helps to fund these purchases.
One additional way to help – UUCPA volunteers are on site every night for an hour from 8:30 to 9:30pm. We set out plates, say hello to our guests, and help serve dinner when it is delivered. We aim to have two UUCPA greeters there every night, so let me know if you would like to try out this role, partnered with an experienced volunteer. Contact Edie Keating if you are interested.
Thanks! Edie Keating
Details about bringing a Hotel de Zink Dinner:
- Please provide a main dish and side dish for 15 relatively hungry people. (We make excellent use of leftovers.) Any main dish that provides at least some protein will be great. Main dish examples are chicken casserole, spaghetti and meat balls, Kentucky Fried chicken and mashed potatoes…. Side dishes can be a salad or a vegetable. Dessert is also welcome. We will provide fresh fruit, milk and water to drink, and basic bread or rolls to supplement.
2. Please deliver your meal hot and ready to serve to our kitchen back door between 8:30 and 8:45 pm. One of our UU volunteers will be there to receive any special instructions and set the food out so that it is ready to serve.
3. If you would like, our volunteer will also take you to say hello to the guests and let them know what you’ve brought for dinner.