12Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. 13But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
To restore dignity and relieve hunger through SHARED MEALS.
To intentionally LISTEN TO THE STORIES of those who are experiencing homelessness, while looking for opportunities to affirm assets and motivation.
To ASK those who are homeless about current goals and PRAY FOR EVERY NEED we can.
To meet critical needs of shelter and clothing through RELATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS.
To increase our ADVOCACY, AWARENESS, UNDERSTANDING, and LOVE for the homeless in Salem.
To invite all who join us to SERVANTHOOD and leadership.
To say NO to VIOLENCE, and YES to making PEACE as a COMMUNITY.
a banquet of love & acceptance for those who need it most
Site & Food Pantry Manager
Community Garden Director
Warming Center Lead
Overseer of a beautiful mess. Champion for the vision, partnerships and training of leaders who seek mutual transformations. DJ seeks to develop new leaders, partnerships and resources to free those experiencing homelessness from the bondage of scarcity and invite everyone into a community of abundance.
Dave has a great ability to communicate clearly, organize volunteers, and build new partnerships with businesses as well
as Churches. He has brought an authentic understanding of the challenges that face both veterans and the homeless to our leadership team.
Juanita is a retired nurse and master gardener. She lives out of her van by choice and has seven years of training from Bob Wells (Cheap RV Living). She has helped move several people in our community from survival to a thriving and purposeful life.
Noelle has been a leader in empowering women in our community and supporting the development of new volunteers on a weekly basis. She brings a background in Mental Health Care and Developmental Disability Assistance and Advocacy as well as a compassion for vulnerable people to our leadership team.