Posted Mar 20, 2023 by Val Smith
An update as we are about 6 weeks away from ending our season. We are currently FULL. We have a total of 7 guys staying in our Warming Center. If you have any questions about meals or anything else, feel free to reach out to us at the office. 715-942-2725. Reminder: Meals can be dropped off in the office between 9 & 4 weekdays OR can be dropped off directly to the Warming Center door between 6:45 pm & 7:00 pm. Thank you all for giving of your time and the wonderful meals provided. Blessings; Val Smith
Posted Feb 22, 2023 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
We are back up to 4 guys in the in the Warming Center. Once Again so thankful for all you do and your flexibility.
Posted Feb 15, 2023 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Thank you so much for being Flexible this week and dropping food off at our offsite location. you are Awesome!! We are back at Foundations for living, We have 2 more people joining us tonight. So we may be up to 6 guys. Thank you so much for all you do.
Posted Feb 7, 2023 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
We are back to 4 in the shelter, Back to 5 on the 9th. Thank you so much for being so flexible with the numbers. we have had a lot of calls for shelter, Most are looking for a 24/7 shelter, but may come stay a few nights till they can get into a better situation. So once again Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus as we continue to provide 1 hot meal a day.Share
Posted Jan 27, 2023 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Well here we go! we are up to 6 guys in the Warming center. They like to eat. Thank You, Thank You. You are very much appreciated every night.Share
Posted Jan 17, 2023 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Good Morning, We are up to 4 guest who are loving the hot meals. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus. We have had a slow start to our season. It's not a bad problem, at least 3 Guests will be long term till they find housing. Once again Thank you for joining our Meal Train Mission to provide 1 hot meal a day.Share
Posted Dec 30, 2022 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Thank you, It's been a slow season so far, We have 2 guest registered as of today. We have had phone calls, and know we have a few coming in January. It's been nice that people are finding places to rent quickly. seems to be a lot more people opening up rooms in their homes to rent. What a blessing our Community is. I'm Proud to live in Waupaca. Our beds may fill up quickly as January comes. Just want you to know how much we apricate your efforts in the 1 hot meal a day Mission. Hope everyone has a blessed New Year! See you Next year!!Share
Posted Dec 2, 2022 by Val Smith
Happy Friday everyone! This week looked a bit different for us. For a couple nights now, we haven't had anyone stay in the Warming Center. As much as that is a great problem to have, it sure makes us wonder and hope that everyone is staying safe and warm during our new normal of low temperatures. With that being said, we did just receive word that there will be 2 people staying in the Warming Center for the weekend. We will keep the count at 2 for meals for the next few nights and see how next week looks. Thank you all for your willingness and work at preparing and delivering wonderful warm meals for our guests to have. Blessings to you all!Share
Posted Nov 28, 2022 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Happy Holidays, as we got through Thanksgiving, we have been blessed with so much food. I think this week we will push left overs. if you are signed up please know we are very thankful for your kindness, but don’t want to be wasteful of your time and amazing meals, I will email those that are signed up this week. and will update as numbers change in the warming center. once again Thank you for being part of our meal train mission.
Posted Nov 22, 2022 by Val Smith
It's Thanksgiving week! We here at Foundations For Living, are beyond THANKFUL for each of YOU! This week we hosted a woman for 1 night. She was in a tough situation and needed immediate shelter. There has been one guest that has been gone a few nights and then a couple guests that are here consistently. Things are going well overall and we again appreciate all the support FFL is given and the meals that are provided through this amazing community. Since we have received such overwhelming support, we have now added some leftover nights to the calendar. These nights will lighten the burden of others as well as make sure all this wonderful food is enjoyed and eaten up. We want to say THANK YOU again! We couldn't do what we do without YOU! Have a blessed Thanksgiving week!
Posted Nov 15, 2022 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Meals have been wonderful! I want to share a story with you about yesterday. We had a male client come into the office with nowhere to go, and he was scared. We brought him in, sat down with him, and just listened to his story. He was offered a hot meal thanks to this team. Once he ate, he became more relaxed and open about how we could help. This is what Good Wholesome meals do to help people feel they matter. So with that said this mission is a huge part of our program. Thank you for allowing me such a great team to help those in crisis. It's a huge Blessing.
Posted Nov 4, 2022 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
We are up to 4 guests tonight. Thank you , and as a reminder you don't have to plate the dinner in separate containers anymore. Woot Woot!Share
Posted Nov 4, 2022 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
We have 3 guys Staying as of today, Maybe more tonight now that it's rainingShare
Posted Nov 2, 2022 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Thank you, You are Appreciated so much, Our Meal Train Mission has been a huge part of the Warming Center. without you all it wouldn't be. Thank you again
Posted Oct 24, 2022 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Only Next week already till we open our doors, normally we start out slow, but our Phones have already started. People are in need of a safe place to lay their heads at night. And we can provide a warm healthy meal, this is my favorite part of giving a hand up, because the meals provide more than a full belly, Nourishment, Energy, Positive Self Esteem, being able to sleep cause of the Nourishment. and so much more. Please Take the time to look over the Calendar and sign up for a meal. and please share and pass this Meal train along to others. Thank you again as you serve on the Meal Train Missions Team to feed our Neighbors in Need of Healthy meals.Share
Posted Sep 23, 2022 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Hello, And Welcome back to the FFL Waupaca Warming Center Meal Train Team. I have added the Calendar for 22-23 Season Starting November 1st 2022. as we are gearing up to open our Warming Center, You are a very important part of our Team, Giving our client a warm meal each night as they come into the Center for the night. It not only warms there bellies, it allows for fellowship and good mental health as we welcome them, We offer classes that our clients engage in to help them move forward in getting back on their feet. Good healthy meals help them be able to focus on a plan, and learning new ways to independent living skills. If there is a day that you'd like to provide a meals each week please mark them now. so you know each week your group is covering that night of the week. This year Val with be updating numbers for you guys as they change up or down. We are very blessed to have a community that cares about others, and can use there talents in prepping meals, You are a huge part of this mission and help in so many ways. Last year we lost some of our cooks, if we can do anything to make that better please reach out, we need you and your input to make it better for us all we are a team! TEAM Together Everyone Achieves More! Thank you once again for being part of our mission.Share
Posted Apr 1, 2022 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
We have entered our final month of the meal train. our calendar is pretty empty. we have the need for 4 meals at this time. We are very Thankful for everyone who has joined our Meal Train this Season. the guest look forward to the warm meal when they come in at 7 pm. please share with those that like cooking and sharing the good food you guys have so far. 30 more nights of meals to go! Thanks again to all my faithful cooks.
Posted Mar 25, 2022 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
I’m so Sorry If you have tried messaging us about the meal train, i’m not sure how to check them? If you need to get ahold of me Jill Amos -Polifka please feel free to call me at (920) 915-0389 or email @ email@example.com So sorry I can see part of messages but haven’t found where to respond to them. please reach out to my personal email or phone number. firstname.lastname@example.org 920-915-0389
Posted Mar 23, 2022 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
We are starting to get people housed. we have 2 and maybe a 3 rd coming! Thank you so much for your faithfulness and providing a nutritious meal for our guest. they truly are thankful. and we are thankful for our Meal Train Team.
Posted Mar 10, 2022 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
we are at 5 still, at the shelter. they are very grateful men. they love every meal we have gotten. We have 2 women who have been housed by 2 of our very generous volunteers .we are working on housing 5 families from our housing list of homeless in waupaca, some have been sleeping in their cars. while the kids stay at friends houses, next week will be busy. Just wanted to hop on again and thank everyone of our Meal Train team. you are a huge part of our mission to give a hand up. we can do this together it takes the community to come together to bring it all together. we have a few holes on the meal train to fill so please share! thanks again from all of us at the shelter.
Posted Feb 22, 2022 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
well last night was busy we have 3 new guest putting us at 6.
Posted Feb 13, 2022 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
at this time we had 1 guy who doesn’t like food, and seemed very ungrateful. i’ve heard from a few of you about his comments. he’s left our shelter for a Job in Yellowstone, please continue to pray for him on his Journey. in the mean time we have 3 guys who enjoy your meals greatly, and one of our young volunteers who looks forward to your meals when he comes in to do the overnights . I was looking at the meals for this week, we have 1 meal coming in. we do have our Soup Ladies from Weyauwega who bring in soup on Mondays, I usually make it the days we don’t have a meal coming in. please continue to pray for these people as we find them permanent housing. and we pray our meal Train Team continues to provide. we are very thankful for each and every one of you everyday for joining us in this mission to feed the Guest we are giving a hand up in their time of need. PS one of our Ladies fell and broke her Femur and is in Surgery this morning. please lift her in Prayer,
Posted Feb 11, 2022 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
We are at 3 guys with possibly of another one coming in. we also got word that a hotel in Iola was sold and 12 families have been asked to leave by Next week. please lift these people as they scramble to find housing. we may fill up next week.
Posted Jan 30, 2022 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Thank you all for the wonderful food you’ve been bringing in. are numbers are hanging around 3 guest. I will change as needed. thank you again for serving on our Meal Train Ministry.
Posted Jan 12, 2022 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
down to 2 guys, i will continue to update you as numbers change. thank you for all you do.
Posted Jan 4, 2022 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Happy New Year ! I want to thank everyone so much for pouring your love on our guest. we have 5 guest and 1 overnight mentor. we also have a new guy with a broken hip. if anyone wants to come visit him during the day, play a game of cards.. You are a important part of our mission.
Posted Dec 24, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Merry Christmas, we are so thankful for each and everyone of our meal train team members. We have a couple people bringing in breakfast in the morning and staying to play games with them at the shelter. than at 3:00 pm we are heading over to waupaca First Assembly of God. and having a christmas dinner. we have everything for the meal. we could use desserts if anyone has extras. can be dropped off or you can join us for this community meal at 4:00 pm. once again Merry Christmas have a blessed day.
Posted Dec 22, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
thank you so much for our cooks, these guys and gals are so appreciative for a hot meal when they come in. the last few nights I’ve just been watching as they sit down with the meal, they are so blessed . the conversation of community has been so rewarding to watch. We at foundations are so thankful for your part in our Team.
Posted Dec 12, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
we have 4 men and 3 ladies as of last night. sorry this is late. I’ll continue to update as the numbers change. thank you for all you do. we are so blessed to have you all part of our team.
Posted Dec 3, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
we are filling up, we will have 6 men and 2 women tonight. we only have room for 1 more man, and 2 women. once again Thank you so much for your wonderful meals.
Posted Nov 30, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Thank you for cooking meals. i will start updating numbers daily as things shift. so as of today we have 5, I plan to update as numbers change.Share
Posted Nov 17, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
we have 4 guys at foundations for living and 2 women and 1 30 year old son at radiant fellowship church. With the weather getting colder, We are Seeking help filling the Meal Train calendar! we are blessed with our cooks . please spread the word and share.
Posted Nov 10, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
You can drop off meals at Foundations from 9-4 in the office or at 7pm when the warming shelter opens. once again Thank you so much.
Posted Nov 10, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
At this time we only need 4 Meals a night. i will update the numbers as the warming center grows in numbers. thank you all
Posted Nov 4, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
I want to reach out and thank our Faithful Cooks. Thank you. you are a true blessing as we continue to provide 1Hot Meal a day. our Meal Train Team has lot’s of room for YOU Too! share our meal train link to your favorite cooks, spread the gift of your gift of cooking,baking, grilling ! it’s all a blessing.
Posted Oct 21, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Well good news we just got great news we can take 2 women so we can have 4 men 2 women and 4 staff 2 with men and 2 with women. so we are at 10 total for meals. we also were given a donation of containers . they didn’t come with lids but we are working on finding the lids that go to them but we can use tin foil or plastic wrap. so stop by and pick some up. we appreciate you guys and gals so much! you’ve made our program so much more richer in making meals. it’s a huge blessing. remembering we are here to give a hand up in times of need. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts at foundations for living for your partnership.
Posted Oct 12, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Well we got the final word that we have to go back to meals being Individually wrapped by Health and human services. hoping the numbers go down soon . Thanks youShare
Posted Oct 9, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Hello Our faithful Cooks, we are launching our Meal Train for the FFL Warming center.please feel free to share this site with your friends and neighbors as we start our second year of meal train to provide 1 hot meal a day. if you don’t cook but want to help provide a meal you can order pizza or a meal from a local restaurant. gift cards also help provide meals. we also like to have food for them to pack a lunch before they leave at 7 am. we are back to Foundations this year looking for more beds to provide more space we are housing 2 homeless with our volunteers now and have people calling or coming in daily. all the shelters are full in Wisconsin no beds anywhere. and with the hotels in waupaca full of tradesmen we don’t have that option this year. so our doors open at 7 pm and close at 7 am. so we are expecting a busy year from the start and may be taking more than 8 plus 2 volunteers if we find another place to put beds. have some in the works so prayers are needed to be able to provide. thank you again for your continued support of our 1 hot meal a day mission. Jill Amos-PolifkaShare
Posted Apr 19, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
as of Friday all of our Guests have been housed! woot woot!! it has been a wonderful season, I’m hoping we can Do this again in November again. it truly was a blessing in so many ways. Talking to one of the guys today who has been in his own place since April 2 nd. said I really miss the dinners! we got some pretty good meals. thought i’d share, it’s pretty neat. he wants to learn how to make goulash. lol. Once again you made a huge impact on our program this season. Thank You So much!! Sunsets are my favorite to watch! it’s the end of one day, as we rest for the new day to begin in the morning. look for the blessings in each day! Thank you
Posted Apr 6, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
well we are down to our last 3 guys at the shelter. we have found permanent housing for 7 clients in the last month alone. we are still providing meals to 6 total for this month. this has been such a wonderful blessing to have you as part of our team this season! hoping we can continue this Journey next season. we have 24 day left to wrap up this season. Thanks again
Posted Mar 29, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Sorry, I was looking at the meal Train and realized Friday and Saturday weren’t on the Calendar this week! not sure that happened? once again I’m so grateful for everyone and everything you have done to help with meals it’s been inspiring.Share
Posted Mar 12, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
wow we have had such great meals this season. we are very grateful for all of our Meal team. I think we have had a wake up call this last week. we have had a few days of no meals. of course they are taking the freezer meals. but are also talking about how much they miss the hot meals each night! I love that they are showing how much they appreciate you guys. and realize how we can take thinks for granted when we don’t realize it. with that being said. we need to continue sharing this meal Train so we can finish our season. please continue to share away. it takes a community to come together to provide and I love mine. you’ve opened my eyes to so many blessings this year.
Posted Mar 2, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
March is here! 59 Days left. report we have 9 guest all are working now except 2 with disabilities. now looking for transportation for a couple of them and housing for all of them by end of April. Once again can’t thank you guys and Gals enough for making the meal train work. it has been a huge addition to our program. and Stevens Point Shelter couldn’t believe how nice we have things set up and how our community has come together to meet so many needs here in Waupaca! sending out a huge Thank You.
Posted Feb 23, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
You guys Rock! The meals have been wonderful, as February comes to a close we have 2 months left. We haven’t done this before, and I just wanted to share with you all, That this has been a huge impact to our program. you all have shown so much love and kindness and they see it. last night one of our new clients said he was so thankful and couldn’t believe how good the meals are! He was in awe at how the community comes together to make them feel accepted and not ashamed to be homeless. it’s about giving you a hand up in the time of need, we are here to help guide you to moving forward. So thank you once again for your part in a mission to make a difference.
Posted Feb 11, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Wow, your guys are amazing. the meals have been such a blessing! I put the box of clean containers on the table please take what you can reuse. We have 9 guys at this time. but fluctuate between 8 to 12 so 10 has been great per night.. also we do have some donations toward buying meals if they don’t get filled. so you can always add to that fund if you can’t make a meal? Once again I’m so overjoyed with how this has come together. I can’t thank you enough. Thank you Thank you!
Posted Feb 4, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
please stay safe, your safety is our first concern. I’d like you to know we do have soups and meals in the freezer in case of emergencies or bad weather! we also have money in our fund to send Pizza or subway over to the hotel if needed. I once again want to thank you all again for all you do to help. I told the clients no hot meal tonight they need to get soup or meals out of the freezer tonight. message back was we understand. but we will miss the hot meal tonight. and i told them i’d get them fried chicken saturday.
Posted Jan 28, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
I'm so Grateful for each of you! I realize it's a lot of the same people cooking dinners, and we are blessed that you have joined out Team. to help Provide and keep helping our Team in Making a difference in our program and community as we continue to help give a hand up, as we navigate the programs and resources to be successful in directing our clients to a positive direction on a Journey of finding Housing, Budgeting, meals, Jobs, Self help, We couldn't do it without the team we have, to have it all come together. You are a huge part of this team. Thank you so much. We are Bridging the gap to success!! PS: I will put the box of containers that have been washed on the table so you can reuse them? please feel free to stop and pick them up. after Sunday. Or during our office hours at the warming shelter 7-9pm every night. feel free to stop by and see what we have to offer.
Posted Jan 13, 2021 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Ok I was able to adds the rest of the dates meals are needed to finish the seasons. i’m so thankful and blessed for each and everyone of you! this has been amazing to see unfold. love being able to be part of showing everyone they are valued. they matter and God has a plan for us all.Share
Posted Dec 27, 2020 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
The meal train continues and the tummies get full, I’m not sure if any of you realize how much you are making a difference in the lives of our clients as you bring meals hot meals to warm their tummies once a day they look forward to it and are so thankful for each and every meal we’ve gotten. I just wanted to jump on and give you a heads up and update really how important you are invaluable you are in our mission thank you and keep spreading the word so we can fill the calendar God bless
Posted Dec 15, 2020 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
I’d just like to reach out and Thank you all for stepping up and making a meal. the meals have been wonderful. the clients are very grateful and so Appreciative for these meals. I’m so humbled by the meals and how great our community is to jump up and pitch in to provide. couldn’t do any of this without you all. so once again Thanks you from the bottom of my heart. your really showing me the power of community. I’m very thankful for ours and all of you. thanks for joining a great team.Share
Posted Dec 15, 2020 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
I want to thank each and everyone of you! it’s been incredibly Humbling to see and watch as the meals continue to come in daily! I can’t even begin to explain and share the gratitude of our clients getting hot Hot meals once a day. we have some pretty awesome people in this community. as each week looks like we have holes to fill, i make a back up plan, and next thing i know it’s filled. almost to the end of our first month. we have 9 clients currently. all have enrolled in one of our programs, most have jobs or seeking work. all are active in helping in our community as we find community service for them to help give back in such a giving community. they are gaining self worth and self esteem being involved. Once again continue to share and signing up as we continue the season of warming shelter and helping give a hand up in times of guidance and growth in life’s journey.
Posted Dec 12, 2020 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
Thank you so much for all you guys or Gals have provided. the guys are so appreciative every night. I just wanted to Thank each and everyone that is coming together to show Kindness and love to those that need a hand up, during this winter. please share also if you’d like to make or bring meals to be heated we have a freezer now! thanks to Hanson’s. we can now take pre made meals that can be frozen.
Posted Dec 7, 2020 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
I want toThank everyone who has brought such great Dinners this Month. the clients are so thankful and very Appreciative for everything. I feel so blessed and privileged to be part of this mission! If you can’t make meals but want to be part you can make donations and we will get the food for you? or drop off gift cards to foundations and we can use them to buy dinner. keep spreading the word. i will be adding Feb, March, April. but let’s get december and January filled! Once again you all have given Hope to those who need it?
Posted Dec 4, 2020 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
I’m sorry i wasn’t more specific about drop off. Either you can bring in Front Door of Econolodge to drop off. FFL has a office at the end of the hallway by the back door by the pool area. we have a table outside the office to place meals on so they can grab them. someone is usually there to open at 6:30. we open at 7. You are Making a big Difference with these meals. it’s huge. thank you. also you can bring Pizza or send it? we can plate it for them. i didn’t know we could. or Subway. ect. If you want to make donations you can and we can buy pizza’s or something to give them if you don’t have time to prepare a meal. thanks again. Jill
Posted Dec 3, 2020 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
I’m excited Tonight is the first Hot meals to be brought. the calendar is starting to fill in. my heart is so full, we can do this! I shared this with our clients. One came to me and said Thank You, can’t wait to get a job, so i can also share with everyone, some of them have jobs and seem to bring things in on Payday to share. it makes them feel good. but we need them to save so we can get them on a Budget so they can get a place of there own. we work with each client and there situations to help give a hand up not a hand out. and Budgeting is a huge area we work on. Just wanted to share some of the area how we help! thank you for being part of this Journey to lift them up and show them they matter. Hope is Huge enjoy the photo it screams Hope and beauty of God to me
Posted Dec 1, 2020 by Jill Amos-Polifka of Foundations For Living, Inc.
we will be up to 9 clients on Friday. and 10 on the 8th. be part of the solution by giving a helping hand by providing 1 hot meal for 10 people. Each person enrolled are in one of our programs which will help them learn about there self and triggers. have jobs or are working on employment. how to balance a job,home,self , finaces. just a few things on the plans to success. thanks for helping.