United Methodist Men from First UMC, Denham Springs share meal with homeless veterans

November 20, 2015
The United Methodist Men from First United Methodist Church in Denham Springs hosted their third annual breakfast for the Raven House Outreach Shelter in Baton Rouge, feeding 34 homeless veterans on Veteran’s Day.

The shelter provides lunch and supper for the veterans, but no breakfast. The United Methodist Men prepared the meal the night before at First UMC, heated it early in the morning on Veterans Day and transported the meal to the shelter.

The volunteers sat at the tables with the veterans, listening to their stories. Since most of the volunteers were also veterans, they tried to match with the respective branches of service for conversation partners.

Link to a slideshow showing images from the event.