|Daily Lunch Program|
The Cathedral of the Assumption began responding to the needs of the hungry in downtown Louisville during the Great Depression by serving cheese sandwiches to those in need. Today the program has grown to provide a luncheon meal (usually soup, a bologna sandwich, dessert, and drink) at Sandefur Dining Hall 365 days a year from 12:15-1:00 p.m. to an average of 130 homeless and low-income individuals. Hundreds of volunteers donate their time, talent, and treasure to the Daily Lunch Program each year.
If you are signed up to volunteer with the Daily Lunch Program
On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, Vincenzo's Restaurant has made a tradition of providing a delicious holiday meal for our Daily Lunch Program guests. We sincerely thank Augostino, Vincenzo, and the entire restaurant staff for their generosity!
Our lunch program would not exist without the support of countless volunteers and community partners. More than half of our volunteers are employed by Mercer, Humana and Kindred. Please support these generous community organizations:
Thank you to Metro Family Services for its generous grants that help to pay for hte cost of food in our Daily Lunch Program, as well as funds to help us distribute personal identification vouchers for the homeless and working poor. Both services make it possible for us to deliver nutrition, dignity, and proof of identity to the "widows and orphan" of our time.
Service Learning Programs
The Cathedral offers service learning programs for Catholic grade schools around town, from field trips for 2nd and 3rd graders that educate students about our lunch program and the history of the Cathedral to opportunities for 7th and 8th graders to serve lunch on a weekly basis. Please contact the parish office for more information.