Free Will Meal Program

Agency and Placement Location: Canton United Methodist Church, 41 Court Street, Canton, NY 13617 (one mile from campus)

Transportation: Need Own Transportation, this means that CBL did not automatically reserve a SLU vehicle. Therefore, it is the student’s responsibility to access available resources to secure transportation. In these cases, a placement site is either considered within walking/biking distance, or is within five miles of campus. Here are some alternative transportation options to consider: use a personal car that you are an insured driver for, walk, or bike. In some cases, it is possible to reserve a university vehicle; however, a student MUST complete SLU's Driver Certification training in order to utilize this transportation.The CBL office does not endorse the idea of students carpooling in personal vehicles and should only be considered after all other options have been exhausted. Should carpooling be necessary, both the driver and any riders must complete transportation waivers.

Mission: The program was established in 1999 to provide nourishment and an opportunity to create friendships through socialization. The Free Will Meal program values volunteers and locals coming together to help support the people of Canton. The dinner is free and open to anyone. The dinner is offered the 1st-4th Wednesday of each month from 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Projects: Students are asked to set up the meal, serve community members from 4:30pm - 6:00pm, engage in conversation with community members, and assist with clean up.