A free nutritious home-cooked meal for those in need served every second and fourth Saturday at 5 pm. What began as a Prince of Peace ministry has become a community outreach to the many homeless and struggling people in the west San Fernando valley. Supporting organizations have included the Boy Scouts, schools, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish congregations, this parish, and others in the community. Their dedicated participation as cooks, servers, and cleaners as well as their financial backing has helped maintain the quality and quantity of these dinners.
Saturday, October 12th, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Encino cooked a wonderful pepper steak dinner with
ingredients generously provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Woodland Hills. Mouth
watering Pasteries were donated by Doan's in Woodland Hills for desert.
Our next community dinner is October 26.
On Saturday October 26th, Community Dinner Head Chef Karmen Brower and her team will be preparing Delicious Ribs with homemade mac and cheese.
If you are available to volunteer for one of the dinners (second and fourth Saturdays), would like to support in other ways, host a dinner, or have any questions about how to become involved with the Community Dinner, please contact Dorothy at CommunityDinnerInfo@gmail.com.
Community Dinner Location
Usually in Taylor Hall behind the Food Pantry, although occasionally in the Social Hall or on the patio between the Sanctuary and the office.
Jennifer Frost was the face of the Community Dinner beginning with a shaky start with only 12 guest to the serving of over 80 guests that we see today. She greeted the guests as friends and encouraged the other volunteers to do the same. Jennifer had to leave the program, but her spirit and dedication lives among those who continue this ministry. We owe her a debt of gratitude for her dedication to nurturing a service that helps so many. Thank you, Jennifer.