Caring Committee Activities


Please JOIN US as Show-me Dharma sponsors a meal on the fourth Wednesday of each month to serve 80 to 100 homeless or near-homeless people at “Loaves and Fishes,” Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Boulevard, Columbia MO, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The theme for February is LASAGNE (and accompaniments).

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At least 25 volunteers are needed to prepare various items for the meal, serve and assist with cleaning up afterwards. There are a variety of ways that you can be involved. 

This project will help us give back to the community that supports us, honor our commitment to be of service to those in need, and help us nurture and care for people in the larger community as we build closer relationships with others in our own sangha. 

Loaves and Fishes was started in the mid-1980s by the St. Francis Catholic Worker community and serves a free community meal seven nights a week from 5 to 6 p.m. in the basement at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church.  Besides Wilkes Blvd. church, more than 20 other local faith communities and other organizations help keep Loaves and Fishes going.

When you sign up below, you will receive a confirmation email. Please save the email because it will contain a link allowing you to cancel or change your signup if you need to. 

After you sign up, your name will be displayed on the signup sheet. The other information you provide goes only to church personnel. Your email is required so our system can automatically send you a reminder of your signup two days before the date you selected if you signed up for an activity associated with a specific date.

If you need more information, please contact Pat Riely ( or Caya ( of the SMD Caring Committee.

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2) Donate for Puerto Rico: Our sangha is also organizing to support our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico who continue to deal with the devastation following Hurricane Maria.
We have already sent 180 lamps to families in Western PR.  They were VERY GRATEFULLY received and other families have asked if more are available.
You may sponsor a solar lamp for $10 or help us sponsor a full solar setup for a sustainable farm in Western Puerto Rico.
You can make a one time payment  using Paypal
Caya J. Tanski, Chair of Caring Committee
Board of Trustees, Show Me Dharma