Love Kitchen visits local soup kitchen

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By Sarrah Peters

News Editor

On Friday, January 30, the Love Kitchen rolled into Way of the Cross Fellowship, a place of worship and service. 

The Love Kitchen provided pizzas for the Fellowship’s soup kitchen. The Little Caesars Love Kitchen helped feed 192 people at lunch and another 125 at dinner, for a total of 317 people.

The Way of The Cross Fellowship offers lunch from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. After service on Friday evening, they also provide dinner from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

The Fellowship has been serving the community for over 10 years, and they have made a difference. Last year, the soup kitchen fed 56,438 people. In January alone, the kitchen fed 4,704 people.

“That’s a heap of people,” said Director Kenneth Brown.

Every year, the soup kitchen sees about a 10 percent increase from the year before. Summers, when kids are out of school, are the busiest times of the year. 

The Way of the Cross began in the back of a thrift store, where after requests for food, the owner began serving hot dogs. The service grew from there. After the original building burnt, an anonymous donor paid $30,000 for a new building.

Volunteering at the Way of the Cross is a fulfilling experience. Volunteer Nancy Silvey began coming to volunteer with her church more than six years ago. Last year, she began working twice a week after soul-searching with the Lord.

“It’s just wonderful people to be around. Everybody over there is giving,” said Silvey.

The Way of the Cross accepts gifts of money as well as donation of items such as food, toiletries, and items that are a necessity for daily life. 

More volunteers are always welcome. To become a volunteer, contact the Way of the Cross at 256-543-1003 or email kenneth.brown@wayofthecrosssoupkitchen.org. For more information, visit www.wayofthecrosssoupkitchen.org.

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