'Come, you who are blessed by my Father.
Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the
world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you
gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed
me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.' Matthew
The Midnight Run from St. Augustine
The team meets at 6 PM on a Friday night at the
School cafeteria. The team is divided into two groups,
one to sort out the clothing and the other to prepare a meal for the
While the clothing is being arranged for easy
distribution, the cooking team is making a meal for 125.
- A large urn of coffee will be brewed and
brought with us, and a BIG soup prepared and cooked.
- 125 eggs will be hardboiled.
- 250 sandwiches are needed. Donated
ham, bologna, turkey and cheese are made into sandwiches that
are spread with donated mayo. If and when the cold cuts run out,
the balance of the sandwiches are made with donated peanut
butter and jelly.
Others make up 125 bags containing two
sandwiches, one egg and, when we have them, an apple. There is
also donated juice and bottled water to be distributed to these
needy people who live and sleep in the streets, allies, steps and
parks through out the city.
The food and clothing are packed into our
vehicles and our caravan of 3 to 5 vehicles leaves for Manhattan at
about 9:30 PM.
We have a list of street corners to stop at.
When we arrive at a spot, someone will call out 'MIDNIGHT RUN!' and
people will gather around our vehicles. Sometimes, as you
park, people will come to your window and ask if you're Midnight
With expressions the range from joy to that of
a lost soul, these people accept just what they need and can carry
Others, sleeping in boxes, or all wrapped up
on the step of a building or in an ally, who don't know we're there,
we gently announce our presence and offer food and clothing.
of all kinds and sizes; for both men and
|Serving size containers:
- Fruit (apple sauce)