Provides a place of welcome and a healthy evening meal five days a week for anybody in the community.
The Supper Club provides an evening meal for 100-120 adults and children Monday-Friday. The meal is provided by local congregations, service clubs, and faithful volunteers. Meals are served from 4:00-5:00 pm.
Supper Club Day
Group arrives with meal: 3:30 p.m. It will take 3-5 volunteers to set-up, serve and clean-up depending on the number of items to serve.
Volunteers sign in: Provide information requested on volunteer sign-in sheet, and make yourself a name tag. (The sign-in information is important for grant reporting to secure funds to sustain CFUM programs.) Finally wash hands where directed to wash and put on gloves.
Supper Club opens: 4:00 p.m. (Supper Club is currently serving only to-go meals)
Serving begins: 4:00 p.m. Supper Club staff person will give directions about process
Serving ends, leftovers sent home (if available): 5:00 p.m.
Clean-up ends (your group is vital to accomplishing this task): Clean-up involves storing leftover food properly, wiping tables and chairs, cleaning counters, gathering pans and dishes to take home.
Meal Request & Expectations
CFUM Supper Club guest surveys show our guests have documented health issues which can be controlled by diet, such as diabetes, obesity, and heart conditions. Fruits, vegetables, and desserts are important considerations while planning your menu along with serving sizes. Surveys also express a great appreciation for the quality and hospitality of meals served.
We ask your group to provide a healthy menu of your choice using this guideline:
- 1 main dish – protein source
- 1 or more side dishes – vegetables and fruits
- 1 starch or carbohydrate
- Optional – Dessert
Examples of main dishes are:
Beef, pork, chicken – Barbeque, enchiladas, stir-fry, casseroles, or meatloaf
Tuna or other fish, hot or in salads
Hot or Cold Sandwiches
Beans and rice
Stews or Chili or hearty soups
Examples of side dishes are:
Green Salad, Slaws, Cut up veggies
Frozen or canned vegetables
Canned fruit, applesauce
Examples of desserts are:
Frozen fruit bars
Pudding, Tapioca, Rice Pudding
Yogurt or Frozen Yogurt
Pie, Cake with or without icing
Average Number of Guests
Monday through Friday: 100 adults and children
CFUM staff will call or email your group the week before you serve to give you an indication of how many people we are currently serving.
Children and Family Urban Movement (CFUM) Provides
Paper products, silverware, beverages of coffee, tea, juice, and if possible, milk.
CFUM appreciates if your group is able to bring milk and/or juice because it is difficult to keep enough on hand.
Location of Supper Club
1548 8th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311 (Outside the Trinity United Methodist Church building on the corner of 8th & College)
Schedule and Snow Policy
Supper Club is offered 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year. There are holidays we are not open: Christmas, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Memorial Day. If Des Moines Public Schools are closed due to weather, there will be no Supper Club.
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