As part of our up and coming 40th Anniversary Year, Hope House Ministries is seeking 25 groups to serve an evening meal once a month for 65 residents at our Port Jefferson location. We are asking that interested groups make a 12 month commitment to the program.

This opportunity will not only bring significant cost savings to Hope House Ministires (an estimated $50,000 annually), but will allow groups a unique chance to build community within their family, faith tradition, corporation, business, department, service club or social organization.

Group leaders will work with a Hope House staff member to organize their experience. Specifically, participating groups will accomplish the following:

  • Recruit 5 to 10 volunteers to help them each month.
  • Raise funds to cover costs for 1 meal per month, estimated at $300 – $500.
  • Shop for groceries to be used for the meal.
  • Prepare the meal offsite or at our Port Jefferson location.
  • Deliver and serve the meal to our 65 residents in recovery.

We hope that you will consider forming a Little Portion Friary Meals Group. We can assure you that your experience will be transformative. Groups who come together to share their time and talents leave with stronger bonds and a greater sense of purpose.

Life at Hope House Ministries teaches us all that we are a community in need of healing and that this happens when we support one another.

If you or someone you know may be interested in forming a Little Portion Meals Group please contact Jill Burzynski at 631-928-2377 or by email at

We will help you select a date that works for your group, introduce you to our head cook Barbara Coyle and go over other questions you may have.