Our Hunger Prevention Program consists of a soup kitchen and food pantry, open every Saturday except the first Saturday of the month from 8:30AM to 11 AM. Approximately 1,000 people or more are fed in our soup kitchen during this time. They are served eggs, potatoes, cereal, bread, fruit, juice, coffee and milk.
Guests also receive a food pantry bag, which supplies emergency and supplemental food in grocery bags.
ADDITIONAL SATURDAY SERVICES
GED PREP: At 10 AM, guests can attend a GED test-preparation class.
ESL CLASS: At 10AM, non-English-speaking guests can attend a free ESL (English as a Second Language) class.
SOCIAL SERVICES: We provide access to social services, including information on food stamps, housing advocacy, homeless services, etc., are readily available during the soup kitchen operation.
LEGAL SERVICES: On the second Saturday of every month, we partner with Open Hands Legal Services to provide free legal services and counseling to our guests. The mission of Open Hands respond to God’s call to seek justice and defend the rights of the poor by providing these services and to be open-handed toward the poor and needy in the city (Deuteronomy 15:11). During the soup kitchen/food pantry operation guests can avail themselves of these services.
PRAYER: We have a team of people who offer prayer to individuals as they wait for a plate of food or who are called upon to pray by regular guests. No one is ever forced to receive prayer but we understand that many guests need friendship and emotional and spiritual support in addition to food. Our guests appreciate knowing that we will pray for the needs they express.