Cooking Crew

St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral

The Cooking Crew is a group of amazing ladies and men who volunteer their time to prepare meals as a group for those less fortunate.  The monthly food we cook is used by the Shreveport-Bossier Community Renewal Friendship Houses (there are 5 neighborhoods, all of which have 2 houses), The McDade House, and Project YES, which serves approximately 150 children after school every day. During the holidays, we prepare complete holiday meals for not only the Friendship Houses, The McDade House, and Project YES, but also for Woody’s Veteran Home and The Beacon House.

We cook throughout the year from August to May.  Four different crews of ladies cook a ½ day each month. Our men’s cooking crew jumps in to help with the extra days of cooking which include days for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Parish Dinners, and other special occasions. 

In 2014, the Cooking Crew made approximately 7,400 meals.  This number does not include the 500 complete meals for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  It is truly amazing to see how a handful of parishioners, giving on average only 4 hours a month, can touch so many lives!  With no cooking experience needed, all are welcome to join at any time!  It is a great way to help the community and meet new friends.  If you have any questions, or would like more information contact Jennifer Beruvides at