Mission

The Upper Room Mission feeds people in all the ways they’re hungry. One bowl, one blanket, one call, one smile at a time, we’re changing lives.

The Upper Room Mission has been feeding Vernon’s hungry since 1980.

Today, over the course of breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday, we serve more than 350 meals a day. Our dining hall is a warm, safe place where plates are filled for the disabled, the homeless, the low-income families and the seniors. They come here for food, and they come for a sense of community.

We aim to give our guests something so much bigger than a meal. We aim to give them hope. By offering friendship and food to one girl or one man, we can help end the cycle of poverty and strengthen our community.

Through our outreach services, which we hope to continue to expand, we also aim to help our guests access services and resources to lead healthy lives, and find work and safe places to live. We also give children strong starts by sponsoring snacks through The Bottle Ministry, and we give women at risk a sanctuary during the day at Charlotte’s Place.

To do all this, we rely on donations and volunteers as well as income from our thrift store, The Boutique. Every penny and every hour make a huge difference in the lives of those less fortunate in our community.

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