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Free Public Meals

House of Charity strives to meet the needs of the hungry and homeless every day. Our free public meals are funded solely by charitable donations and grants. We can feed one person a hot, nutritious meal for just 50 cents. Your donation immediately and powerfully impacts those who depend on House of Charity for help with stretching their food dollars and supplying their families with nutritious meals.

Our Case Managers

Our residential case managers are also funded by generous community support. Resources are directed to services that can bring stability to individuals and address the underlying causes of homelessness in a meaningful way. Your contribution is an investment in fighting hunger and ending homelessness, one person at a time.

Tax-Deductible Charitable Donations

House of Charity is an IRS certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Volunteer

Our Dedicated Volunteers

House of Charity could not fulfill its mission without the generosity and dedication of thousands of volunteers each year.

In 2015, 1,966 volunteers donated more than 3,700 hours of their time helping to prepare and serve meals at the Food Centre. According to Independent Sector, a leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs, the estimated dollar value of volunteer time in 2015 was $23.07 per hour. At that rate, the amount of time that volunteers have dedicated to House of Charity in 2015 can be valued at over $86,000. Of course, our volunteers’ tireless efforts in the kitchen and the warmth with which they greet guests are priceless!

A Sense of Community

At House of Charity, we strive to create a sense of community for our residents and Food Centre guests. By sharing their time, smiles and kind words, volunteers connect with our guests and with each other to demonstrate the spirit of giving which transforms lives.

Our volunteers help us prepare and serve close to 350 meals every day of the year.

Less frequently, we identify special projects for volunteering, such as painting, to help keep our facilities clean, safe, and comfortable for residents and guests. We also have limited opportunities for individuals to help with administrative tasks. Contact Michael Bennett, Volunteer and Outreach Services Director, at 612-436-2050 or email m.bennett@houseofcharity.org.  Or click here to learn about additional volunteer opportunities and other ways to give. 

Thank you!

From all of the staff, clients, and guests of House of Charity—we thank you!

Our volunteers help us prepare and serve close to 350 meals every day of the year. Because of you, our free public meals can be funded solely by charitable donations and grants.

Your generous community support also funds our residential case managers. Because of your support, precious resources are directed to services that contribute stability to individuals who struggle to meaningfully address the underlying causes of homelessness. Your contribution is an investment in fighting hunger and ending homelessness, one person at a time. Our donors and volunteers contribute the heart to House of Charity! We thank you!

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