Cooking for Cold Weather Shelter


Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of 150 homeless men and women this winter? If so, then we have a great opportunity for you! On November 15th, Allegheny County’s Winter Emergency Shelters will open its doors for men and women. These shelters house about 150 men and women each night until March 15th. Because of the quality of our service this past winter, LIVING Ministry has been asked to serve more meals this upcoming year. Therefore, we are committing to serve on (8) Sundays from December 2nd to March 10th. It will take a lot of organizing, but we trust that this is an opportunity given to us by the Lord, and we want to take full advantage of it! There are ways for both individuals and groups to get involved. Please click here to get more information and sign up.

Serving Food for Cold Weather Shelter
T/W/TH November-March

Serve food for 100+ homeless men and women at the Winter Weather Shelter downtown

One of the things that we are trying to really do is change the culture of the shelter and the way food is served. In years past, men and women stood in long lines and had to eat their dinner on the ground. This year we have acquired tables and are having volunteers serve the men and women directly at tables. So far, the results have been staggering! People’s attitudes are changing, just because of how the food is served! We are working tirelessly to find groups to serve the meals, and have had pretty good success. But, we need volunteers to keep this going. Details are below.

When we need Servers:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights, November through March

Where to go:

620 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (the Smithfield United Church of Christ)

When to arrive:

6:30 PM We will finish around 8:15 PM

Sign Up:

Click the button below to sign up for this event

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Street Outreach: Saturday, December 15th
Please let us know if you are planning on joining us for our next Street Outreach:

Saturday, December 15th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM  

Join us as we hang out with our friends who live under bridges and in outdoor camps all around the city. Everyone is welcome to attend this outreach, but we ask that volunteers let us know if they are planning to come. Below are the details.

Where to go:

Living Ministry Headquarters – 2536 Maple Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15214. You will be looking for a yellowish brick house with a colorful mosaic on the front

When to arrive:

9:00AM. We will finish around 1:00PM and will provide lunch.

What to bring:

Something to share with the homeless. Some ideas are:

  • Hand Warmers

  • Trash bags

  • Men's and Women's socks and underwear

  • Heavy Blankets (NO Fleece Blankets)

  • Hats and Gloves

  • Flashlights

What to expect:

To have a good time! Just come ready to make some new friends and have an adventure. Dress for the weather, with closed toed shoes, and pants that can get dirty, and are appropriate for traversing hills, rocks, and mud. This event will take place rain or shine.

Sign Up:

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We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, December 15th!

Volunteer Form

Please fill out the following form if you are joining us for the Street Outreach. For Cold Weather Shelter Cooking, please sign up with the given links.

Name *
Volunteer Event *
Please choose the volunteer event/s you will be joining us for from the options below.
How many people total will be in your group? If you are coming alone type 1.

Food Serving at Cold Weather Shelter

Please fill out the following form if you would like to join us to serve food at the Cold Weather Shelter

Name *
Which days can you serve? *
Select which day(s) of the week you are available to serve food? Check all that apply.