When people come to The Lighthouse, they are often malnourished. Many have not had much to eat over the last couple of days and what they have had, hasn’t provided the needed calories or nutrition to their bodies. Studies have shown that many homeless walk up to 20 miles a day trying to access services and it takes a toll.
After a couple of days of being at The Lighthouse, we see the energy and physical strength return to them, helping them make better decisions and the energy to carry those decisions out. Broken lives can only begin to heal once life-sustaining needs are met. Often times, a warm meal is the first step toward a changed life.
It’s one of the reasons we place such a high value on the food at The Lighthouse. Most of our food is made from scratch. Home made buns, pizza, and soups are all a big part of the diet. There are quite a few meals that have come from resident’s suggestions. Not only is it good food, it can also be comfort food. The cooks take great pride in their portion size and like at any home, there are often seconds available.
We serve three meals a day plus a snack at night. Meal times are:
- 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
- 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For those that have appointments or are working during our meals times, a bagged lunch is available as is a hearty helping of a saved supper