Dinner Service Information

What volunteer opportunities are available?


Meal service opportunities are a great way to get involved for both individual and group volunteers. Your group can sign-up to prepare and serve breakfast, or you as an individual can sign-up to serve dinner. Breakfast and dinner services are offered each day at both Pillars shelter locations. Take a look below, and let us know if you’d like to reserve your spot today!

Meal Service Locations

Pillars Adult Shelter: 1928 W. College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54914

Pillars Adult & Family Shelter: 400 N. Division Street, Appleton, WI 54911

Meal Provider

  • Prepare a meal for 55 individuals at either Pillars shelter.
  • Drop-off the meal at the corresponding shelter between the times listed below.
    • Adult Shelter: 5:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Adult & Family Shelter: 4:45 p.m.to 5 p.m.
  • Meals should be dropped “ready-to-eat”
  • If you have a meal planned, great! Please let us know if not so we can send you some ideas/examples.

Meal Server

  • Prepare dinner and the serving area for dinner service.
  • Dinner will be provided by Pillars or dropped off by other volunteers.
    • If Pillars is providing the meal you may be asked to help prepare.
  • Depending on which shelter you’re serving at the shift times are as follows:
    • Adult Shelter: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
      • Prepare from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Serve from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
      • Clean-up from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Adult & Family Shelter: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      • Prepare from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      • Serve from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
      • Clean-up from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Interested in serving as a group? Read more about the benefits group volunteering provides for both volunteers and clients.


New group leader(s) must attend orientation prior to volunteering. To schedule an orientation please visit the orientation calendar here – ORIENTATION SCHEDULE.


If you have any questions, please reach out to:

Volunteer Manager Caitlin Wheeler
cwheeler@pillarsinc.org | 920.734.9192 ext. 125