Angel's Watch Provide-a-Meal Program

Angel’s Watch Family Shelter provides short-term emergency housing to families in crisis. During their stay families gain a stable environment to establish family routines (dinner, homework, sleep, school, work), support to find safe housing that meets their needs, gainful employment, and other resources. Typically, families stay 30-60 days. 


Impact of the volunteer: 

  • The dinners that Provide-a-Meal Teams prepare for the residents of Angel’s Watch ensure families have a nutritious and filling meal around which to gather at the end of the day. A meal together nourishes the body and the spirit and the sense of belonging and care. 


  • Provide-a-Meal Teams work best when they include a coordinator who is the point of contact for all the team members and 4 to 7, or more, team members. It’s helpful if the team includes a few “on call” members who can step in when needed. 


Duties & Responsibilities of Provide-a-Meal volunteers: 

  • Provide a meal for 70 people by doing one of the following: 

  • Once a month prepare and deliver a meal to feed 70 people  
  • Once, prepare and deliver a meal to feed 70 people 
  • Underwrite the cost of a meal for 70 people which the staff will prepare
  • Purchase and deliver a meal for 70 people 
  • Confirm commitment to bring a meal a week in advance of scheduled delivery 



Provide-a-meal Teams must be able to do one of the following: 

  • Assemble a team of people to contribute some portion of a meal, selected from the approved menu, for 70 people 

  • Purchase the meal ingredients and 9x13 foil pans and foil 

  • Prepare a portion of the meal that together with others will feed ~70 people 

  • Include heating/cooking instructions for the meal 

  • Confirm a week in advance 

  • Secure substitute volunteers to cover weeks when the PAM group will not be able to keep their commitment 

  • Deliver the meal to XXXX at 4:30 PM  


Desired Skills, Experience & Characteristics: 

  • Decent home cooks who can follow a recipe 


Volunteer Benefits: 

  • The Provide-a-Meal Teams will demonstrate the community’s commitment to care for the most vulnerable people 

  • The Provide-a-Meal Teams will develop their own group’s identity as a meaningful contributor to the community.



The Provide-a-Meal volunteers use the information linked below to plan:

  • Once a month for a year 

  • Approximately 4 hours/team member to shop and prepare food and deliver to the Team Coordinator  

  • Approximately 1 hour for the Team Coordinator to deliver the meal 

  • Provide-a-Meal Events (e.g., one time meal or a holiday meal) 

  • One time ~ 4 hours/ per team member to prepare the meal 

  • ~4 hours to deliver and serve the meal 

  • Provide-a-Meal Sponsors: 

  • Purchase and deliver a meal for the ~70 residents of the shelter ($300-$500) 


  • Deliver the meals to:  11670 Doolittle Dr. Waldorf, MD 20602


Point of Contact:  


Next Steps:

  • Apply to serve in this role (link to application). Click the Fill in an application button to the right to submit an application for your group.
  • After submitting your application, scroll down to the Schedule heading and click the + Sign Up button to register for a volunteer shift.
  • Show up at the project location for your volunteer shift.

Schedule Summary

The next 10 shifts (out of 83 total shifts) for this activity are as follows

Date Start Time End Time
Wednesday, February 08, 2023 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
Thursday, February 09, 2023 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
Friday, February 10, 2023 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
Saturday, February 11, 2023 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
Sunday, February 12, 2023 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
Monday, February 13, 2023 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
Thursday, February 16, 2023 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
Friday, February 17, 2023 5:00 PM 5:30 PM