We have a short-notice project for this weekend. It is another opportunity to make bag lunches for the Street Angels Milwaukee Outreach. This project has been extremely popular during the past few months and we hope that a few member families will be able to help out this weekend!
Street Angels Milwaukee Outreach is a small but mighty group of individuals who conduct street outreach for the homeless three nights per week, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. In addition to a hot meal, the group provides friends with a "lunch for later". Our homeless friends really seem to enjoy the brown bag lunches. Sunbeam Kids has signed up to provide lunches on Tuesday, June 22.
COVID-19 has caused a dramatic spike in homelessness and Street Angels is working hard to safely meet the needs of these vulnerable citizens. While the bag lunch contents may look a little different than they have in the past, they are as necessary and welcome as ever! So, what should a lunch consist of?
Soft fruit such as tangerines, bananas, plums, etc. (Fruit cups w/a spoon are good too)
Chewy granola or protein bar
Individual bag of chips
Sweet treats! Examples: Little Debbie snack, cookies
Water flavor packet for bottled water drinks
String cheese, beef sticks, etc.
Other suggestions could be pre-packaged containers of fresh veggies w/dip, pudding cups, applesauce, crackers, trail mix, etc.
With the current COVID-19 crisis, Street Angels asks that bag lunches are prepared in a clean environment using social distance precautions. When dropping off bag lunches on the night of outreach, please drop off in bags or boxes that you will not need returned. To keep with social distance, we ask that you place the lunches by one of our buses, which our team will place on the bus.
Each family who registers will be asked to supply the contents for and assemble 10 bag lunches for the Street Angels program. Bag lunches MUST be delivered to Street Angels at 5:45pm on the day of outreach, Tuesday, June 22. Their location is 1236 South Layton Blvd, in the rear parking lot.