2019 Lenten Friday Mission Lunch Food Drive - Don't Give Up / Give Away!

The Friday Mission Lunch program, is celebrating over 25th years of providing “the best, seated hot meals” in Paris for 64 guests in need of a meal and community. Take-out meals are provided to those who could not get, or do not want a seat at the table. We serve approximately 70 people per week.

To keep these meals going for many more years to come, we need your help yet again this year.

For Lent, instead of giving up your favorite food,

give away a food or kitchen item to the Friday Mission Lunch program.

Click here for a list of the non-perishable items we use regularly to prepare these meals on a shoe-string budget – a gourmet meal for less than 3€ per person per week.

You may leave your donation in the marked plastic crates in the chapel/organ area from Sunday 10th March through Sunday 21th April – American Cathedral, 23 avenue George V, 75008 Paris.

If you do not have time to shop, but still want to help out, please consider giving a donation to the Cathedral marked “FML Lenten Food Drive”. We will use donations to do a bulk shopping trip for the above items still in need. 

Throughout the year, you can also donate any dish towels that you are not using. Please also bring all clean, empty plastic containers (butter, crème fraiche, ice cream, Greek yogurt, etc.). We use these for “to go” boxes for our guests for those who could not get a seat at the table, or those who could not finish their meal, or want to take home their left-overs.