A shared meal is a shared life! As we extend our vision to Love 1st, we see a commercial kitchen as a vital link, both for those in our church as well as for out-reaches in our community. With generous matching gifts, totaling up to $150,000, we are about half way to our goal! We will be receiving commitments through Feb. 17th and asking for fulfillment of those commitments by Oct 1, 2019. Will you please pray about how you can help us make this dream a reality?
This Thanksgiving we gave 225 Thanksgiving dinners to people in our community! Wonderful! But sadly, one of the people receiving a box gave his address as a space in a parking lot in a certain type of car... he is homeless and obviously had no way of preparing the dinner.
What if WE were able to help those in need by preparing a Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas dinner?
What if we had a commercial kitchen to prepare meals for the Prime-timers dinners, Men’s Breakfasts, Ladies events, Mother-Daughter Teas, Wednesday Family Night Dinners, and so much more?
This past year we have used our present kitchen to prepare over 50 meals for Food Pantry Volunteers, light lunches for multiple funerals, Gals Luncheons, Men’s Breakfasts, Ladies Teas, over 30 meals for local Apartment Complexes (Pope Francis, Sprague Crossing, Parc Apartments, etc.), and 10 meals for our Wednesday family nights over the summer... we have fed hundreds of people!
Eating together is a valuable way of connecting in community. A shared meal is a shared life!