Highlights of Recent History
12,480 meals served – an average of 25 guests an evening.
12-15 St. Bonaventure University students serving as the primary coordinators of meals and 120 more students a semester who volunteer on a given day.
Community volunteers including 10 church communities, 2 service organizations, 3 corporate stores/industries, 2 other colleges/universities, and many, many individuals and families from the local area.
Over 800 volunteer hours from St. Bonaventure students and other area residents. Earned national honor from the Catholic Campus Ministry Association, “Forming Christian Conscience Award”.
Celebrated 30th anniversary of Warming House in spring of 2005 with guest speakers. Receives weekly organic vegetables from Canticle Farm, a community supported farm and receive donations of chicken, beef, and pork from several local farmers.
With two St. Bonaventure students, attended the annual conference of the Community Food Security Coalition, Vancouver, Canada, October 7-11, 2006.
Food Skills and Food Safety workshop with Chef Brent Kelley, culinary instructor at Alfred State College, N.Y.
Sponsored lecture and retreat with St. Bonaventure alum and now U of Pennsylvania Professor of Social Policy, Dennis Culhane, PhD.
Welcomed filmmaker Gerry Straub to St. Bonaventure University and viewed and discussed his film, "A Room at the Inn".
Bi-monthly reflection groups with St. Bonaventure student coordinators.
On-going relationship with St. Joseph Collegiate Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. who with their food-basket raise and donate over 60,000 items annual to the Warming House.
Provides 4 St. Bonaventure University students a 10 week internship every summer. Traveled on service trips with students to St. Francis Inn in Kensington, Pa. and the Food Bank of Western N.Y.
SBU "Chili-Off" Benefits the Warming House
Warming House Director Coordinates 'Walk for Hunger'
SBU Students Fast for Hunger Awareness
Genesis House and Warming House Collaborate with their ‘Meaty’ Needs
St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Open Their Hearts
Warming House and Alfred State College Culinary School Collaborate