CoFiA Lunch Program Resumes November 17

The faithful crew of volunteers is ready for another busy season.

Every year CoFiA provides a free hot lunch on Mondays between November and March to whoever drops in. In addition to the food–almost all donated–workers have an opportunity to sit down and get warm, have some informal conversation with each other, our volunteers, and staff members Elias and Angelica. Elias arranges programs on topics that are important to helping the workers adapt to life in the U.S., which is often difficult, lonely, and discouraging. We also provide music and films to lighten the day.

We welcome all volunteers, especially people who are bilingual and can sit with the workers and hear their stories and their needs. Angelica receives more requests for assistance of all kinds than she can fill. Drop in one Monday and see what is happening!

Everyone lends a hand at clean up
Don Elias provides information to the workers on a wide range of topics–how to avoid wage theft, where to bank, how to find OSHA training, alcoholism, and much more.
A local bakery donates baked goods weekly.
Angelica, our part-time staff person, responds to many requests for help from workers and families. Here she is with Ellie Spiegel.

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