Meal Train Plus for

Plymouth Taskforce to End Homelessness

Updates

Monday Storm coverage

Posted 03/03/2019 by Constance Melahoures

Hi, it looks like another storm is coming Sunday into Monday. I'm looking for people to cover in shifts, beginning at 7 Am through 5:30 PM. Please email me and tell me when you can help. Possible shifts 7 - 12, 12 - 5:30. Thanks, Connie

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Meal needed for Monday

Posted 03/03/2019 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, We had a last minute cancellation for the Monday meal. Please go to MealTrain to sign up if you can help. Thanks! Connie

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Tomorrow' Storm

Posted 03/01/2019 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, Due to the impending storm, we would like to keep our guests in for the day. I am looking for folks to do either an 8-1 shift or 1 - 6 shift. Please let me know ASAP if you can help cover. Thanks! Connie

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Annual Meeting

Posted 02/18/2019 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, The Taskforce will be holding its Annual Meeting this coming Thursday at 10 AM at Christ Church, 149 Court St. You are invited to attend to learn about abut who we are and what we do. Peace, Connie Melahoures President

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Meal Provider for Sunday the 21st

Posted 02/14/2019 by Constance Melahoures

Hi folks, I realized that I had signed up for someone thinking it was at Christ Church. That spot is now open for First Baptist. Can anyone help? Peace, Connie

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Shelter Extension for Thursday

Posted 01/30/2019 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, Due to the extreme cold weather we are expecting, we are hoping to be able to keep our guests inside tomorrow. We need two chaperones for each of two shifts - 7 AM - 11 AM, 11 AM - 5 PM. You do not have to be a night chaperone to volunteer for this. Please let me know as soon as possible if you can help. Peace, Connie

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More help needed

Posted 01/18/2019 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, Due to the impending storm, we hope to keep the guys at First Baptist until 12 or so on Sunday morning. We will need another volunteer to stay with them. Can anyone help with this? Peace, Connie

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Need Chaperone for Jan 19

Posted 01/18/2019 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, Tedd had to cancel out for the 19th as he will need to be out sanding and salting. Can anyone take his place? Peace, Connie

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Shaw's Closing

Posted 01/14/2019 by Constance Melahoures

Dear Friends, Sadly, Shaw's on Pilgrim Hill Rd. is closing. However, this provides us with an opportunity. Discounting will begin on Wednesday. So for those of you who are planning to do a meal, you might be able to find items you will need at a good price. Peace, Connie

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Meal Train Updates

Posted 01/07/2019 by Constance Melahoures

Dear Friends, Thanks again to all those who have signed up to serve a meal or to chaperone. We have had an opening come up for a meal on Sunday, January 13th. FYI, we just have two other openings left in March! Remember to go to the dates for which you have volunteered at least a week in advance and tell us what you will be serving in order to avoid duplication within a week. We have a number of openings remaining for chaperones. The Site Schedule has been updated. The next four weeks are as follows:\ Jan 6-Jan 12 First Baptist Jan 13-Jan 19 First Baptist Jan20-Jan 26 Christ Church Jan 27-Feb 2 First Baptist The complete schedule can be found on our website: plymouth-taskforce-homeless.org Peace, Connie Melahoures

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Need Volunteers

Posted 12/26/2018 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. We need a meal provider for January 8 at First Baptist. We need 10 more chaperone slots for January. Hope you can help. Thanks! Connie

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Two more things re meals

Posted 12/17/2018 by Constance Melahoures

Hi, Please remember to bring soda and milk. We have one vegan. Thanks, Connie

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Overnights of Hospitality

Posted 12/17/2018 by Constance Melahoures

Hi All, First of all, I would like to thank all of those who have already provided a meal for our guests and thanks to those who have signed up for future meals. The guests really appreciate your cooking! A few reminders: Go to our website for shelter location dates - plymouth-taskforce-homeless.org The link to the schedule is on the home page. Please post what you will be serving in order to avoid duplication within a week. We have S&S gift cards available, if you should need some financial help. If yo have not already provided your phone number in case we need to contact you, would you please do so. We had a cancellation for a meal on Jan. 29. Thanks again! Peace, Connie

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Overnights of Hospitality Revised Site Schedule

Posted 11/02/2018 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, We revised the Site Schedule for the 2018-2019 season. Go to our homepage to access - plymouth-taskforce-homeless.org. Peace, Connie

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Site Schedule for the Overnights.

Posted 10/19/2018 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, For those of you who are chaperoning or preparing a meal for the Overnights of Hospitality this coming season, the Site Schedule is below. It will also be posted on our website - plymouth-taskforce-homeless.org. Please feel free tp email me if you have any questions. Thanks! Connie Week Site Nov. 25 – Dec. 1 First Baptist Dec. 2- Dec. 8 First Baptist Dec. 9 – Dec. 15 Christ Church Dec. 16 – Dec. 22 First Baptist Dec. 23 – Dec. 29 First Baptist Dec. 30 – Jan. 5 Christ Church Jan. 6 - Jan. 12 First Baptist Jan. 13 – Jan. 19 Christ Church Jan. 20 – Jan. 26 First Baptist Jan. 27 – Feb. 2 First Baptist Feb. 3 – Feb. 9 First Baptist Feb. 10 – Feb, 16 Christ Church Feb. 17 – Feb. 23 First Baptist Feb. 24 – Mar. 2 Christ Church Mar. 3 – Mar. 9 First Baptist Mar. 10 – Mar. 16 First Baptist Mar. 17 – Mar. 23 Christ Church Mar. 24 – Mar. 30 First Baptist

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Appreciation Party

Posted 04/25/2018 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, Just to let you know that the Volunteer Appreciation Party is scheduled for May 4th, not this Friday at the FBMS office, 1 South Spooner. Please let me know if you can attend. Hope to see you there. Peace, Connie

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Location of Appreciation Party

Posted 04/16/2018 by Constance Melahoures

Hi, Forgot to include the location for the Appreciation Party - 1 South Spooner St., Plymouth. Peace, Connie

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Appreciation Party

Posted 04/16/2018 by Constance Melahoures

Hi All, We would like to thank everyone who helped make the Overnights of Hospitality (i.e. the "Plymouth Shelter") a great success this winter season! It is with great joy that we can say the shelter had minimal incidents. Because of the hard work of the staff, chaperones, and meal preparers that willingly volunteered their time to ensure that the shelter was open and without many problems, the Overnights of Hospitality had the best winter season with us since collaborating with FBMS. As a sign of our appreciation for all that you do, we would like to invite you all to join us in an Appreciation Party to celebrate the success of the Overnights of Hospitality! The event is to take place on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 12-2 pm. Please feel free to join us for a time of celebrating, enjoying food and good company, and sharing some of the adventurous experiences of working the shelter. There will be a raffle, goody bags, and more! Please feel free to contact Connie at conmel@aol.com to let us know if you will be joining in the festivities! If we could have a response by no later than the 27th of this month, it would be great for planning purposes. Peace, Connie

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Thank You!

Posted 04/03/2018 by Constance Melahoures

Dear Friends, Our Overnights of Hospitality is finished for the season. Thanks to all who prepared, served meals and chaperones - many of you served multiple times! Info needed - please let me know if you used food from the Plymouth Food bank. Finally, I need a couple of strong folks to help move mattresses from First Baptist to our storage area by the Airport. We have a truck but if someone else does, we could use that also. Day and time are flexible. Peace, Connie

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Chaperones Needed

Posted 03/05/2018 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, We still need a chaperone for Friday and Saturday of this week. Please sign up if you can help. Thanks! Connie

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Overnights Chaperones

Posted 02/25/2018 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, Thanks to all who have served a meal or chaperoned this season! We are in our final weeks of the Overnights. All of the meal slots have been filled. However, there are many chaperone slots that are open. Please look ahead and see where you can help. Thanks again! Connie

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Chaperone Help This Coming Week

Posted 02/16/2018 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, We still need a chaperone for Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday for this coming week. Please sign up if you can help! Thanks. Connie

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Meal for Feb 20

Posted 02/13/2018 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, I cancelled by mistake the person who signed up to do a meal on the 20th. Please sign up again. Sorry! We do have an opening for Feb.. 22. Peace, Connie

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Address for South Shore Community Action

Posted 02/07/2018 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, I neglected to include the address for the South Shore Community Action Council ... 71 Obery St., Plymouth, MA Peace, Connie

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Food Warehouse

Posted 02/07/2018 by Constance Melahoures

Dear Meal Volunteers, We have been informed that the South Shore Community Action Council (SSCAC) food warehouse is willing to provide ingredients for our nightly dinners. There are two limitations: the food warehouse is only open Monday and Wednesday mornings so the "shoppers" would need to come during those days and times and Linda, the coordinator, would need to know how many meals that the food goes out provides. (She has to report it.) Examples of available food can include frozen meats and fish, all kinds of pasta, canned vegetables, canned soups and fruits, cereal, chips, snacks. If you choose to take advantage of this opportunity, please let me know when you are going to do this. The Taskforce will take care of reporting the number of guests fed. Peace, Connie

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Statistics

Posted 01/25/2018 by Constance Melahoures

Dear Taskforce Volunteers, Every year I compile a report which includes number of volunteers and the groups from which they come. If I don't have the information for you on file, would you please email me and tell me whether you represent a congregation, school group, scout troop, community organization or community at large. Also, it would be helpful to email your phone and physical address. Thanks for your service and time! Peace, Connie

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Overnights Help

Posted 01/25/2018 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, Looking ahead to next week, we need a chaperone for 1/28, 1/29, and 2/2. We need a meal provider for 2/2. Please sign up through Meal Train if you can help. Thanks! Peace, Connie

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This Coming week

Posted 01/14/2018 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, Dear Friends, We need a chaperone for Friday and Saturday and we need a meal provider for Wednesday for this coming week. Please sign on to Meal Train is you can help. Thanks! Connie

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Next Week at First Baptist

Posted 12/26/2017 by Constance Melahoures

HI All, Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and other holiday celebrations! I am looking ahead to next week. We need to fill up the chaperone spots. Please sign up if you are able to help. Thanks in advance. Peace, Connie

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Chaperones for next week

Posted 12/11/2017 by Constance Melahoures

Hi, We need a chaperone for Thursday and Friday of next week. Please sign up if you can help. We are all set for meals. Thanks! Connie

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Meal for the 14th

Posted 12/10/2017 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, Thanks to all who have volunteered so far! We do need one more meal provider for this week - Thursday, Dec.14th. Please sign up if you can help. Thanks. Connie

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Remaining Volunteer Opportunities

Posted 03/02/2017 by Constance Melahoures

Hi, We had a dinner provider open up for Mar. 11 and we need a chaperone for Mar. 26th. Please go to Meal Train to sign up. Thanks! Connie

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Need Meal - Monday Feb.27

Posted 02/24/2017 by Constance Melahoures

Hi, We had an opening occur for Monday, Feb. 27. Please go to Meal Train to sign up if you are able to help out. Thanks. Connie

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Overnights News

Posted 02/23/2017 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, For those of you who are volunteering, we have just 5 weeks left after this one. I sometimes get questions about which shelter is open. The remaining schedule is: Feb. 26-Mar.4 First Baptist Mar. 5-Mar.11 Christ Church Mar. 12- Mar. 18 - First Baptist Mar. 19-Mar. 25 Christ Church Mar. 25-Apr. 1 - First Baptist For future reference, in the general information section on Meal Train, there is a link to our home page which has the complete schedule. (www.plymouth-taskforce-homeless.org) As mentioned in a previous email, we have seen an increase to about 15-18 per night. Safe to plan for 20 to include the chaperones. The schedule is just about complete for the rest of the season. We do have 8 openings for chaperones and 1 more meal provider. We would appreciate it if you would email me (conmel@aol.com) your contact info - address, phone numbers. Sometimes, we may need to contact you, if you don't appear right away and we need to confirm that you are coming. I also like to know what congregation/community organization you are representing (for our data collection). Thanks for all you do to support our program! Connie Melahoures

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Overnights Number of Guests Increase

Posted 02/21/2017 by Constance Melahoures

Hi Folks, For those of you who are planning to prepare and serve a meal for the rest of February and March, please plan on 18-20 people. We have seen a big increase in numbers of guests over the last couple of weeks. Thank you! Connie

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Thank You!

Posted 04/09/2016 by Constance Melahoures

Dear Volunteers, On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank you for volunteering to provide a meal or to serve as a chaperone this past season for the Overnights of Hospitality! Without your support, the program could not exist, thus leaving people on the streets and hungry. We invite you to comment on your experiences. Again, that you. Sincerely, Connie Melahoures President Plymouth Taskforce to End Homelessness.

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