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Meal Teams

Meal Teams are at the very heart of what we do at the Dream Center. In 2015 alone, we served over 17,000 meals! We need you - your church group, your business division, your civic group, even your family, to sign up to provide a meal to Dream Center students. Check out the details, and click one of the two boxes below to visit our Meal Train sites and sign up for a date!

Meal Team FAQ

Q: How many students will I serve?

A. Our meal teams serve as few as 25 and as many as 90 students at our two Dream Center locations. The number of students depends on the day of the week you select:

Monday: 80-90 students in elementary program in Jacobsville

Tuesday: 15-20 studends in high school program in Jacobsville

Wednesday: 20-30 students in middle school program in Jacobsville

Thursday: 80-90 students in elementary program in Jacobsville

Friday: 40-50 students in elementary program in Jacobsville. 

Q: What time do I serve?

A: Again, it depends on the day of the week. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays in Jacobsville, dinner is served at 4:30pm. Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Jacobsville, dinner is served at 5:30pm.


Q: Where do I go?

A: In Jacobsville, it all goes down at 16 W. Morgan Avenue.  

Q: How often do I need to serve?

A: Many of our meal teams serve regularly each month - second Tuesday, first Thursday, etc. We love our monthly meal teams, but that's not required. Serve as often as you like. 

Q: Can I cook it there?

A: Yes. In Jacobsville, yes, our full commercial kitchen is at your disposal.  

Q: What type of food should I bring/make?

A: We ask that meal teams observe this guideline: protein, starch, fruit/vegetable. In Jacobsville, drinks are provided. We have lots of ideas we can share with you if you're stuck. 

Q: I'd like to volunteer but I can't afford to bring food. Is there still a place for me?

A: Yes! We have funding from the Tri-State Food Bank we can use to help you put your meal together. Just contact us at (812) 401-5558.


Q: Can I bring my kids?

A: Yes! Many of our meal teams bring kids of all ages to help. One caveat - you are responsible for your kids while they're with us. We can't care for them. 

Q: How do I sign up?

A: We use a website called Meal Train to organize our meal teams. Use the links above - if you have any questions, give us a call at (812) 401-5558. 

Q: I have a question you didn't answer. What should I do?

A: Easy! Give us a call at (812) 401-5558.

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