Caring for Friends

Caring for Friends (previously known as Aid For Friends) is one of the largest and most established home delivered meals program in Pennsylvania, serving 400,000 free dinner meals, 58,000 soups and 42,000 breakfast bags to an aggregate 2,200 home-bound persons each year. They also provide nearly 100,000 hours of friendly visiting annually. They have served more than 15,500,000 meals to 14,500 individual homebound persons over the past 40 years.

Here at Jarrettown UMC, volunteer cooks prepare between 100 and 200 meals a month. There are several groups that get together monthly or bimonthly to assemble and package meals for our CFF freezer. We also have people who, with provided containers, prepare meals at home to add to our CFF freezer.

We meet in the Fellowship Hall kitchen the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4 pm for meal prep. If this ministry is of interest to you and you’d like more information, please feel free to contact the church office.