Luke 14:12 is a non-profit soup kitchen that serves nutritious, home-cooked meals to Nashville's hungry and homeless every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. We are deliberate about the quality of meals we serve to our guests; every meal includes: an entree with a carbohydrate, additional vegetables, salad, fruit, bread, dessert and a beverage. We serve our meals restaurant style. Our mission is to serve nutritious food while offering grace, respect and hospitality to our guests!
Volunteers are needed every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday to serve meals to our homeless guests. To best serve our guests Luke 14:12 needs 14 individuals to volunteer from 11:15am-1:00pm at every meal service.
Volunteers may serve in our kitchen or in our dining room. Those who volunteer in our kitchen will assist the Luke 14:12 staff filling 250 plates for guests. Those who volunteer in the dining room will serve as table hosts, each person being assigned to one of our 10 tables.
Luke 14:12’s guests are served restaurant style. First, Our guests are seated at a set table. Then, our volunteers will assist guests with hand sanitizer, bring additional beverages, and will reset the tables as guests exit the dining room. All volunteers receive an orientation and additional instructions from our Executive Director and Volunteer Coordinator when they arrive.
Volunteers are also needed to assist with the meal prep from 8:30am-11:30pm every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. Meal prep volunteers will work alongside the Luke 14:12 staff in chopping vegetables, cutting fruit, opening canned goods, plating desserts, making beverages and other similar duties. All meal prep volunteer will receive an orientation and additional instructions from our Executive Director when they arrive. Those volunteering with Luke 14:12 may choose to volunteer during meal prep, from 8:30am-11:15am; or during meal service, from 11:15am-1:00pm; or for both periods, 8:30am-1:00pm.
Please note: We ask volunteers to NOT wear shorts, skirts, or open-toed shoes while on-site.