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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.