Lunch Crews

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2021: Since March of 2020, our construction site has made the decision to not host volunteers. Due to the ongoing nature of the pandemic, we do not have a specific reopening date. This decision was made as part of our efforts to protect our community and our own staff as we monitor COVID-19 and in accordance with guidelines from DC government. Thank you to all who have submitted an application–it has been permanently saved for when we can resume normal volunteer operations. We look forward to the day we can welcome you to site again! 


Every day on our construction sites, our volunteers and future Habitat homeowners gather together to share a meal and build community as they work toward a common goal. Lunch crews who provide meals for our volunteers and families are an important part of the building process and are greatly appreciated. Lunch crews provide food, beverages and utensils/plates/paper products for approximately 20 to 30 volunteers on scheduled build days. It’s a great way to say “thank you” to the individuals who work in all types of weather to build homes for deserving DC families. We can only provide lunch for our volunteers through the contributions of churches, community groups, and community-minded businesses. These meals should be simple, wholesome, and convenient for the workplace.


Here are some lunch ideas and suggestions to get you thinking, but all meals are welcome!

  • Sandwiches or wraps
  • Hot dogs & hamburgers
  • Pizza
  • Chicken & potatoes
  • Tacos or burritos
  • Please NO foods that can easily spoil
  • Please include a vegetarian option

All lunches should be served with a beverage and a snack. In addition, lunch crews should provide plates, forks, napkins, etc. that are required as we do not have these items on site. Basic rules for food hygiene must be observed. Menu items that contain eggs, mayonnaise and/or any dairy product should be kept cold before serving to prevent the growth of bacteria. Likewise, hot foods should be served hot. Electricity can be secured on site, but serving conditions are very basic.


Interested in becoming a lunch donor? Please contact our Volunteer Services Manager, Jan Lane at 

Our sign up forms have been temporarily disabled as we work to update our website. If you need to reach us, please reach out directly via email.Visit our staff page for contact information.