- Make Sandwiches
- Deliver Sandwiches to Us
- Feel Good!
(Feel even better - Help Distribute!)
Help the St. Francis-St. Joseph Catholic Worker House’s
Soup Kitchen in OTR
Our soup kitchen operates 3 days a week, feeding approx. 150-200 people each day.
Who can participate in the "Baloney Brigade?"
Anyone! School groups, youth groups, corporate groups, faith based organizations, community groups...... we just ask that all groups follow our guidelines.
Do we have to make only baloney sandwiches? Can we make any type of sandwich?
So, you don’t want to be full of baloney? Want to beef it up? Feeling hammy? Want to go a little nutty or be a turkey? Don’t chicken out - Go right ahead! Whatever your budget allows, we appreciate it. You can make all one kind of sandwich or different types. We just ask that all like kind are together in one box (or bag) and clearly labeled.
Do we have a facility where sandwiches can be made?
Typically, all Baloney Brigade sandwiches are prepared off-site at someone’s home, place of worship, school and/or work. But if your group wants to come use our kitchen, we’re good with that!
Can I make the sandwiches at my home?
Yes. Sandwiches can be prepared anywhere. We ask that our guidelines be adhered to regardless of the location.
Can a group make more than 200 sandwiches?
No. We typically do not need more than 200 at a time. We do store any extras in our refrigerator for use at the next distribution day, but do not have the capacity to store in excess of 200 at one time.
How do you get the sandwiches once prepared?
We do not have the staff to facilitate pick up. We ask that you deliver all sandwiches to the House.
When should we deliver the sandwiches once prepared?
Anytime! Being an emergency shelter, staff is available 24 hours a day- even 3am! (but we don’t expect you to do that - unless you really want to!). You can deliver your sandwiches anytime in advance of your scheduled day’s distribution. (Sandwich distribution is between 11am- 1pm every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.)
How much does it cost to make a sandwich?
The typical retail cost of a sandwich with lettuce and condiments is approximately $.52 per sandwich.
Can I freeze the sandwiches?
No. Please bring them made fresh. It is fine if they are refrigerated before hand, but we ask for them not to be frozen.
How are the sandwiches delivered to those in need?
We distribute the sandwiches in their bags at our House in OTR. Anyone who approaches our window where we distribute receives a sandwich. There are no questions or forms to fill out.
On the rare occasion, we have an excess of sandwiches at the end of our distribution time that we cannot keep for quality or storage reasons. In these instances, we share these extras with other reputable homeless and emergency shelters serving downtown area, such as Rachel’s House. We never let a sandwich go bad, go in the trash or to anyone who isn’t in need.
Can we help distribute the sandwiches?
You sure can! It is not necessary -we love and appreciate friends like you for making them for us. But it would be great to spend a little more time with you if you have it to spare! We distribute right from the House, so you could deliver your sandwiches and hang out with us to help distribute. We’re cool like that!