St. Andrew's Soup Kitchen By-The-Sea
Fridays from noon to 1pm
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” -- Martin Luther King, Jr
Our dream was providing a safe, warm or cool place to enjoy a hot meal. Our goal was always simple: to share a good meal, in God’s house with those less fortunate with dignity, compassion and lots
On September 9, 2011, St. Andrew By-The-Sea served its first Friday lunch to the homeless, hungry, unemployed and working poor from our church neighborhood. On some Fridays, the kitchen now serves as many as 80 guests including children in the Celebration Center.
The food comes from deliveries from Second Helpings, Panera Bread, our own kitchen volunteers, and other organizations from our community. Some has to be purchased when needed.
We eat together, pray together, listen to stories, hold and rock the babies while Moms enjoy a needed break and for a short time provide a loving family atmosphere that maybe missing right now for some of the guests.
We have on going needs for funds to purchase food when not donated. Also we need paper products and containers with lids,
drink mix, salad dressing, salsa, cookies, brownies, etc..
More volunteers are always needed. Children can make table decorations for different seasons, Sunday School classes can sponsor a Friday lunch. We can always use an extra casserole on any given Friday.
Your time and talent in the kitchen and/or financial support will always be welcome.
When the weather turns cold we try to provide socks, gloves, scarf’s, hats and even sleeping bags for
those living in the woods. We are hoping we can receive donations form local thrift shops and
even our church family.
We are all so blessed and have so much to be thankful for even during these trying economic
times. This ministry gives us all an opportunity to show God’s love. The best part will be the
blessing you receive as you reach out of your comfort zone and provide that unconditional love.
Stop by any given Friday and share some love. For additional information about how you can
help, contact any of the people below:
Co-Chairs: (area 843:)
Allan LaCoe 422-0434
Jim Fisher 342-2670