Fredericksburg Food Ministry is an all-volunteer community-based food and hospitality ministry that provides residents of Fredericksburg and surrounding communities a so-called “cloth napkin” dining experience on the first Friday of each month, at fast food prices in pleasant, easily accessed surroundings.
We use the proceeds from our First Friday lunches, augmented by private donations, to prepare and deliver nutritious and delicious food to people throughout the community who are not able to get out due to illness and other circumstances. There is no charge for these home-delivered meals, and we carefully preserve the privacy of each individual to whom we deliver food.
We also use our proceeds and donations to fund two special events during the year: complete gourmet Christmas dinners that we prepare, package and deliver to the homes of people who are alone, home-bound or in need. Working with Hill Country Needs Council, we delivered 172 dinners during Christmas week in 2012. Each Easter, our "Bunny Brigade" dons three-foot-long rabbit ears and fluffy cotton tails to deliver 1,000 Easter boxes and bags filled with Easter candies and giant sugar cookies that we bake and decorate with the help of people from throughout the community.
What sets both our lunch events and home-delivered meals apart?