Fourth Annual Breakfast for Dinner, a benefit for Room in the Inn-Memphis, set for April 29

Tickets go on sale March 15

The Fourth Annual Breakfast for Dinner benefitting Room in the Inn-Memphis is set for 5 to 7:30 pm, Saturday, April 29 at First Congregational Church, 1000 Cooper Street. Tickets go on sale March 15 via Eventbrite and a limited number will be available at the door.

Founded by a group of friends, both old and new, all with a variety of skillsets, the purpose of Breakfast for Dinner is to host a ticketed dinner that is developed, organized, and put on to raise money/awareness for a worthy charity. That worthy charity is and will remain Room in the Inn – Memphis. RITI Memphis provides shelter and hospitality to people experiencing homelessness in our community. To date, Breakfast for Dinner has rained close to $40,000 for Room in the Inn Memphis.

Breakfast for Dinner will be serving up traditional pancakes, specialty pancakes, breakfast casseroles, pastries and so much more. Plus, there will be Memphis Made beer and brunchy-style cocktails.

Sponsorships are still available for this family friendly event. Please contact Jeff Hulett for more information at

Room in the Inn-Memphis is an ecumenical ministry that serves people experiencing homelessness. The program provides emergency shelter and meals during the coldest months of the year—November through March.


In November of 2009 a tiny congregation, Colonial Cumberland Presbyterian Church, answered God’s call to welcome strangers into the warm, safe sanctuary of a building that was underused during the winter. Four guests shared dinner and fellowship that first night with members of the church. This small group of people felt that this would be a good outreach “project.” 

Room in the Inn is no longer an outreach project; it has become a way of life and ministry for more than 50 congregations, and that number continues to grow. Memphis has many, many more of those empty, warm houses of worship that could become sanctuaries of holy hospitality. Our hope is that by opening more and more of them we can prevent people from sleeping outside on the coldest nights of the year. 

Father Charles Strobel, founder of Room in the Inn (Nashville) describes the RITI experience this way, “When someone experiences hospitality and safety and a feeling of belonging, they experience sanctuary. Sanctuary is defined by the people, not the space. Everyone can become an expression of sanctuary. Ultimately, sanctuary offers one an experience of something sacred, something holy.” 


Sheltering those experiencing homelessness in a safe environment of hospitality VISION Holy HospitalityTM CORE VALUES Building community on love and respect Welcoming all as an expression of faith Giving hope and hospitality in a safe environment FIND US ONLINE: Website: Social Media: @RITIMEMPHIS

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