Several times a year, PBF attenders plan, purchase and prepare dinner for residents of Benedict House.
Benedict House provides emergency shelter and transitional housing with supportive services for single homeless men and homeless men with children.It helps residents rebuild their lives and moves them toward permanent housing. Residents may stay for a period of up to 90 days in emergency bed, up to 1 year in a transitional bed and up to 2 years in the family unit. At any one time about 20 men and a handful of children reside there. Learn more about Benedict House here.
To volunteer, it typically takes a team of three to four people to serve dinner. This is often an ideal project for a PBF Care Group. One member of the service group must hold a valid food handler permit. The permit is easy to obtain online after completing the online food handler's test from the Washington Department of Health. (Please use this link from the Kitsap County Health Department. There are many illicit websites that will steal applicants' money.) It takes about 90 minutes to complete the process and costs $10. The permit is good for one year.
To volunteer for the project, contact Ted Orr at 360-692-5680 or email him at email@example.com.