For Individuals

Serve a meal

Join one of the many groups, families, and individuals who provide a warm meal for our homeless neighbors during the coldest months of the year. To help serve a meal:

1. Submit a meals signup form online or contact us at (or call 443-764-4249). Should you wish to prepare a meal and serve, please sign up before November 1 with dates or a day of the week where you can serve. Should you wish to serve only (and not prepare the meal), we will include you in an existing serving team on dates of your choice. Mealtimes are available every night at 6:00pm, November 1 - April 15.

2. Wait to receive our welcome packet and for the meals calendar to be posted. Your dates may conflict with others, so it is possible we will ask to adjust some mealtimes.

3. Review our recipe book and servers' guide on what to prepare throughout the shelter season.


Streets of Hope runs on the hard work of our volunteers. If you care about our community's homeless and have skills outside serving meals and visiting the shelter, we have plenty of opportunities available. To join our team, please submit a volunteer signup form online or contact (or call 443-764-4249). See available volunteer opportunities.


Our ministry creates a better community for all residents of Southeast Baltimore County, and we depend on your support to keep our men warm, fed, and ready to find jobs and homes. Visit our donation page to give today, or call 443-764-4249. 

Does your employer participate in matching gifts? Call 443-764-4249 or email to enroll in our matching gifts program.
6:00pm - 7:00am (extended during inclement weather)

Zion UCC
7146 Golden Ring Road
Essex, MD 21221

*Shelter is in the school building below the church on Golden Ring Road. The entrance is in the back, through the door behind the street cones.

November 1 - April 15