Cooking for a Homeless Shelter Foods and Suggestions

Cooking for a homeless shelter is one of the kindest gestures anyone could plan to do. But deciding what to cook in a mass quantity can be a little time-consuming. You need to cook food that can be easily distributed in the shelter and be enjoyed by the people. Your selfless act of feeding the ones in a homeless shelter and ending their hunger can really make them happy and send sincere prayers out for you. Here are some food suggestions for you to start cooking and tell the people that humanity still exists. 

  • Baked Turkey (perfect for left-over turkey)
  • Mini Turkey Meatballs 
  • Homemade buttermilk biscuits 
  • Nacho stuffed potato skins
  • Crispy tomato chips
  • Bacon wrapped pineapple
  • Cheese and spinach balls
  • Grilled watermelon 
  • Bacon cheese balls
  • Roasted pepper and cheese bites
  • Chicken and corn soup 
  • Garlic and cheese bread 
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Creamy chicken noodle soup 
  • Turkey pot pie
  • Chicken stew
  • Chicken and spinach stuffed shell 
  • Red lentil soup 
  • Cesar salad
  • Lasagna with Bolognese 
  • Spaghetti with Bolognese
  • Beef and Chili
  • Chicken fried tenders with BBQ sauce 
  • Green bean casserole 
  • Golden potato mash 
  • Oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip cookies
  • Sausage and white bean sauce 

Sloppy Joe Recipe for 96 People 


  • 96 burger buns.
  • 15 pounds of beef. 
  • 5-6 medium chopped onion.
  • 1 gallon on ketchup. 
  • Half cup brown sugar.
  • ¾ cup Worcestershire sauce.
  • Half cup mustard.
  • ¼ cup white vinegar.
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce.


Cook the beef meat with all the ingredients, adding the sauces in the end. Layer the buns with mustard and ketchup and prepare your sloppy Joes and distribute. 

Hash Brown Casserole for 12 People


  • 2 pounds sausage 
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 can of chicken soup 
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 French onion dip 
  • 1 cup chopped onion 
  • ¼ cup bell pepper 
  • Salt and pepper according to the taste
  • 1 packet of frozen hash brown potatoes (shredded)


Cook the sausages on medium heat. Toss in the cheese, chicken soup, sour cream, French onion dip, chopped onions and bell peppers of your choice. Adjust the taste of salt and pepper and mix well.

Take a baking dish and grease it with oil. Layer the first layer with ½ shredded hash brown potatoes and then add the next layer of sausage mixture. Then add the layer of hash browns again and repeat with the layer of sausages. Do until both the layers are complete, and there is nothing left. Bake at 250 degrees for an hour and serve with scrambled eggs. You can increase the quantity of the ingredients for more people.