Fourth Saturday of the month, 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Sign-up to Volunteer or provide food HERE
Knox volunteers September - May (no June, July or August in 2018)
Hesed House Inc. is a center for ministries providing services to poor and homeless persons. Hesed House has four branches. The Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry provides weekly grocery assistance for poor individuals and families not currently experiencing homelessness. The Aurora Soup Kitchen Inc. provides hot lunch on Mondays and Fridays to poor and homeless individuals and families. PADS Inc. is a multi-program organization providing various housing and other services to homeless individuals and families.
LIGHT-House Permanent Supportive Housing provides stable apartments for chronically homeless individuals and families. The Association for Individual Development (AID) has a full-time mental health counselor on-site at Hesed House. Aurora U.'s Harvesting Hope provides therapeutic play for homeless children.
Locally, we continue our efforts to meet the needs of the homeless and the hungry. ‘Hesed’ means God’s unconditional love. Knox supports this mission by providing food and volunteers on the 4th Saturday of the month September - May. Help is needed for:
- Serving meals:
1st shift (6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
2nd shift (9:30 pm - 11:30 pm)
3rd shift (3:00 am - 7:00 am - 4 people)
3rd shift (5:00 am - 7:00 am - 4 people)
- Preparing food in advance.
- Donations of toiletries and personal care items
The volunteer dates for 2017 are: January 28, February 25, March 25, April 22, May 27, no summer months, September 23, October 21, November 25 and December 23.
Directions to Hesed House are here.