Beginning in the fall of 1988, the faith community of St. Bernard recognizing the need to provide a place of welcome and support to the people of Alpena opened the doors of the Friendship Room. It is more than a simple soup kitchen where one can receive food for the body. It is a warm, welcoming environment of friendship where all are welcome at the table to be nourished in both body and soul.
Since 1988 hundreds of thousands of meals have been prepared, served, and enjoyed at the Friendship Room. Under the guidance of the current Director Randy MacAuley and his staff and volunteers over fifty people are welcomed each day.
If you are interested in donating to the mission please send donations to: Friendship Room PO Box 736 Alpena, MI 49707. Please makes checks payable: ALL SAINTS OF ALPENA with Friendship Room in the memo line.
If you want to be in touch with the Friendship Room to learn more please call 989.354.8018