Supported in part by the City of Gainesville, Alachua County, and your donations.

3055 NE 28th Drive, Gainesville, FL 32609

Serve a Meal

Due to COVID-19 all volunteer activities, including serving meals, have been suspended until further notice.  This is subject to change depending on the newest community COVID data. Click here to view our re-opening plan. 


The dedicated staff, guests, and volunteers at GRACE have served over 650,000 meals since 2014, but we need your help to keep it going. Our most critical need at GRACE is for volunteer groups to prepare and serve dinner in Café 131 for about 200 guests per meal.

You also have the opportunity to sponsor the meals served in the café by joining the Café 131 Club. Click here for more information about sponsorship

Photo of GRACE Meal Volunteers

You will be guided by one of our enthusiastic Café 131 staff members from start to finish. The Café 131 facility is fully stocked with commercial appliances and plenty of room for up to 7 volunteers to pitch in.

Hours

Sharing meals at GRACE is a great opportunity for groups to directly help people in need in our community. GRACE provides three meals each day during the week and two meals per day on weekends.  If you are helping to prepare the meal we ask that you come two hours before meal time and if you are only serving we ask that you come thirty minutes before the meal time. 

Monday-Friday

Saturday & Sunday

Breakfast: 7:00AM – 8:00AM
Lunch: 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Dinner: 5:30PM – 6:30PM

Breakfast: 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Dinner: 4:30PM – 5:30PM

For more information, email volunteer@gracemarketplace.org or call Abigail at 352-792-0800 ext 104.

Children over the age of 14 are welcome to help, but each minor must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Minors must not make up more than half of any group.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Lauren Poe
Mayor, Gainesville, FL
"They're doing remarkable work and changing the lives of hundreds and hundreds of people."
Dr. Bernie Machen
President Emeritus, UF
"GRACE's early success represents a truly remarkable launch of a much-needed community resource."

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