How we make a difference
What We Believe
What is Community Involvement? In addition to making new friends, community involvement is volunteering time and talents to make a difference where it matters, in your community!
Community involvement is also a great way to change lives. It has been proven that volunteers live happier and healthier lives by doing good deeds and seeing the rewards of those in need.
Please join us in a local community and let’s make a difference.
This program provides monthly hot meals to the homeless community, as well as transitional veterans. We’re committed to giving them a meal that’s nourishing to the both the body and to the soul.
School-aged students are taught how to prepare hot and healthy meals in a safe environment. The class is a 10-week program and meets each Monday evening. After successfully completing the calss, each student is gifted with a set of cookware and crockery.
Bridging the Gap
This program was created to be a gap for hungry students during extended school closures such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break by providing a hot and healthy meal. On average, approximately 300 meals are needed each day. A large percentage of students rely on this meal as their primary daily food source.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are several ways:
- Through Volunteering you can make a difference. We welcome you to volunteer during one of our monthly events. Please sign up for our newsletter so you will be added to our notification list.
- By joining our Board of Directors. As we are continuing to evolve, we are also seeking new and experienced Board Members to help us continue with our Mission. If you are interested in becoming a Board Member, please click here.
- By spreading the word about our work. Please help us get the word out by sharing our information with your family, friends, and colleagues. The more know about our services, the more people we can help.
You can assist us by becoming a volunteer, making financial contributions, serving on our Board of Directors, and spreading the word.
On average, each volunteer spends 4-5 hours each month volunteering with DOP.
The most needed items are non-perishable foods.
DOP provides hot and healthy meals to the hungry. On a monthly basis, we provide a hot meal to the homeless community in our area, as well as transitional veterans. We also provide hygiene items to those in need.