Street Ministry

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Who We Are

St. Pete First's Street Ministry cooks and serves meals to the homeless 5-6 nights per month.​ Read more about our history here.

Approximately ninety people serve with St. Petersburg First United Methodist Church Street Ministry at St. Vincent de Paul. A team of 4 to 7 cooks prepares the food in our church kitchen. Each of our teams at the shelter, consisting of 4 to 11 individuals, served meals to between 100 and 150 people each night for many years. The number of individuals seeking a nightly meal has decreased to about 85 people nightly (in 2022) for reasons that are unknown.


A volunteer will donate about two hours each month on this very worth-while cause. No prior experience in cooking or serving food is needed.

Street Teams

Our current monthly schedule is:
  • 1st Mondays - Cooking and Serving

  • 1st Tuesdays- Cooking and Serving

  • 2nd Tuesdays - Cooking and Serving

  • 2nd Wednesdays - Cooking and Serving

  • 4th Mondays - Cooking and Serving

  • 5th Mondays - Serving only

Interested in serving on a Street Team?

Hal Heitler is the Coordinator for this Ministry. To learn how to participate, contact him at 727-448-6291 or by email at