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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?

Click here, choose "Street Ministry Team," and submit your info to let us know you're interested. We'll answer any questions that you have and make sure you get connected. 

Hal Heitler is the Coordinator for this Ministry. You may also contact him at 727-448-6291 or by email at

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