Imagine preparing meals for hundreds of people each and every week…300-plus on some Saturdays, alone.
Now, imagine doing that using hot plates in a “kitchen” the size of a closet.
That is what the good souls of True Light Family Resource Center, 31st and Charlotte, have been doing for a decade.
On Wednesday, things have now changed!
At noon on Wednesday, a dream that started back in 2012 will become a reality.
This is the grand opening of their new $182,000, 450 square foot kitchen!
Volunteers and supportive business leaders will come together to celebrate; being served by award-winning chef Celina Tio.
According to the founder of True Light, Pastor Alice Piggee-Wallack, the need for nutritious and accessible meals for the homeless and those transitioning from the streets continues to grow.
People aged from 18 to 80 come to the kitchen for good food and a respite from the worries and dangers of life.
So, while Wednesday is a big one, the other 364 days a year are equally important for the mission of True Light and, most especially, for those in need.
Joel Nichols can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.