This week, to celebrate and kick off spring, the Corinthian Events team volunteered to serve lunch at the beautiful, newly renovated, Women’s Lunch Place. Tucked in the basement of a church at the corner of Berkeley and Newbury Street, you may not even know it is there, but once you’ve spent time at Women’s Lunch Place and met the guests, you’ll never forget your experience!
The Women’s Lunch Place provides a safe, comfortable daytime shelter, nutritious food, and services for women who are homeless or poor. They treat women with dignity and respect and believe wholeheartedly in fostering a community committed to meeting each woman’s needs wherever she may be in her life. Open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM, they offer a continental breakfast and lunch. In addition to meal service, they provide a variety of support services such as a creative arts expressive program, career counseling, housing search support and even a place for the women to shower and do laundry. The little things in life, the things we may take for granted, are made possible at Women’s Lunch Place.
We arrived mid-morning and got right to work! Wearing Women’s Lunch Place hats and aprons, we chopped vegetables and prepped the beverage station, just a few of the many tasks needed to make sure we were ready to go when the guests arrived at noon for lunch. We were busy and it was lunchtime before we knew it! Committed to treating each woman with respect and dignity, the guests of Women’s Lunch Place are seated at tables decorated with colorful, fresh flowers and served their meal “restaurant-style.” This practice of bringing each guest her plate makes the women feel special and appreciated, treatment they usually would not receive out on the street. We are thrilled to have had the chance to meet the guests of Women’s Lunch Place and help make each of their days a little brighter!