Soup Kitchen

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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” — Martin Luther King, Jr

SoupLOGOThe Soup kitchen is a weekly ministry that serves persons in need in our community by sharing the love of God, providing food for nourishment, kindness and hope for the future.  Meals are served on Friday from 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm at the Pope Avenue Celebration Center.  Volunteers are needed from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

History

Our dream was providing a safe, warm or cool place to enjoy a hot meal. Our goal was always simple: to share a good meal, in God’s house with those less fortunate with dignity, compassion and lots of love.

On September 9, 2011, St. Andrew By-The-Sea served its first Friday lunch to the homeless, hungry, unemployed and working poor from our church neighborhood. On some Fridays, the kitchen now serves as many as 80 guests including children in the Celebration Center.

The food comes from deliveries from Second Helpings, Panera Bread, our own kitchen volunteers, and other organizations from our community. Some has to be purchased when needed.

We eat together, pray together, listen to stories, hold and rock the babies while Moms enjoy a needed break and for a short time provide a loving family atmosphere that maybe missing right now for some of the guests.

We have on going needs for funds to purchase food when not donated. Also we need paper products and containers with lids, drink mix, salad dressing, salsa, cookies, brownies, etc.

More volunteers are always needed. Children can make table decorations for different seasons, Sunday School classes can sponsor a Friday lunch. We can always use an extra casserole on any given Friday.

Your time and talent in the kitchen and/or financial support will always be welcome.

When the weather turns cold we try to provide socks, gloves, scarf’s, hats and even sleeping bags for those living in the woods. We are hoping we can receive donations form local thrift shops and even our church family.

We are all so blessed and have so much to be thankful for even during these trying economic times. This ministry gives us all an opportunity to show God’s love. The best part will be the blessing you receive as you reach out of your comfort zone and provide that unconditional love.

Menu: Different each week consisting of good fresh nutritious home cooked food, fresh fruit and fresh salad

Lots of hugs and words of encouragement

LEADERSHIP TEAM:  Kathy Emery, Bob & Karen Gentzler, Ward & Karen Kirby, Allan LaCoe, Chuck & Mary Lou Pitts, Arden Polhill

Stop by any given Friday and share some love.

Click here for the Soup Kitchen Mission Statement-Grace

Stop by any given Friday and share some love.

For additional information about how you can help, contact:

Allan LaCoe  843-422-0434