There will be no Community Meals during the month of July 2017. Our kitchen is in the midst of renovations, and so we are taking a few weeks off to allow us to reassess the program and envision how it might look in the future.
Every Tuesday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm, we have long served a community meal that is free to all. We have been blessed with an extraordinary number of volunteers who plan, prepare, and serve the meal, which usually consists of a vegetable, salad, entree, dessert, and a choice of beverage.
We have shared responsibility for meal planning and preparation with other groups such as Hands of Hope Free Methodist Church and VINES. The team leaders plan and cook the meal and purchase the necessary supplies and food needed to supplement what we receive from CHOW and the Foodbank of the Southern Tier. With the aid of talented volunteers working together, we have served a meal to approximately 400 to 500 community members each month.
We would be glad to have you think with us about new directions for this program. If you wish to be involved in the conversation about how best to carry forward this UPC tradition, please contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org).