In order to facilitate the implementation of a number of organizational changes it has been decided to CLOSE THE WALK-IN AS FROM WEDNESDAY MAY 10 UP TO WEDNESDAY JUNE 7. WE WILL BE OPEN AGAIN ON JUNE 14. Please be also informed that the Stichting Mamre will start as a distribution point for the Voedselbank May 30 onwards on a weekly basis.
IN consultation with the Voedselbank it is decided that as from the 30th of May the Stichting Mamre will act as a distribution point for the clients of the Voedselbank. The Scots church will open their doors again with hospitality. The food will be supplied by the Voedselbank themself. At the same time the supplies will be delivered for the walk-ins of the Stichting Mamre on Wednesdays. This ends a year long practice whereby volunteers collected products themselves early on Wednesdays with the Voedselbank.
From the 5th of April CVD and Stichting Mamre have joined forces. The Centrum voor Dienstverlening is a large welfare organization in Rotterdam and surroundings. Every other week CVD will keep an open consulting hour before and during the meals on Wednesdays. A trial period is agreed of 3 months.
On Wednesday 4 January the walk-in started again. On Wednesday 28 December there was no walk-in due to Christmas holidays.
On 23 November all volunteers were invited by the board for an informal dinner. The cook of Mamre surprised everyone with a 4 course dinner that tasted excellent. In this way all volunteers were thanked for their contribution to the homeless people in the center of Rotterdam.