Serving Locally

Cedar Ridge has two existing long-term partnerships with local organizations to serve the homeless in our area. Both are powerful, hands-on, face-to-face experiences with people in need.  These are great things to do with family, friends, neighbors and/or as a Disicipleship Group.

On the first Saturday of every month we send small teams to serve at both Shepherd’s Table and The Salvation Army Grate Patrol.

At Shepherds Table, located in downtown Silver Spring, volunteers from Cedar Ridge arrive at 9 AM and help the staff set up for brunch.  Men and women arrive at 10:30 to eat a healthy, substantial meal served by us. Once the crowd wraps up, volunteers clean up and are done by 11:30 or so. We typically need 4-5 people for this project.  (14yrs and up)

While the Grate Patrol project involves a little more time, we have a tried and tested recipe and shopping list for volunteers to use. The week before a volunteer group is scheduled to serve, someone from the group is responsible for getting the supplies from the CRCC outreach closet and  shop for what is needed to prepare the food. The volunteer group then gathers in one of their homes prepare the food by 2-3 PM on their assigned Saturday. Afterwards, a team of 3-5 people head down to Washington, DC NE by 6 PM to meet Grate Patrol staff and begin delivering food. The project wraps up by about 8–9 PM.  (This is appropriate for elementary school ages and up, with adult supervision)

We could use your help!  For more information, contact Tinica Mather.

CRCC Grate Patrol Meal Preparation Instructions

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