Soup Kitchen Volunteers Needed

Posted: 2/26/2013

Holy Comforter has long supported A Just Harvest's Community Kitchen (formerly the Good News Soup Kitchen). The Community Kitchen serves hot, nutritious meals 365 days per year to anyone in need. With the economy weak, and unemployment still high, this need is growing. Last year, the Community Kitchen served more than 54,000 meals, and volunteers from Holy Comforter shopped for, cooked and served over 2100 of these meals.

Volunteering is easy, and it doesn't take much time. If you can shop, or if you can boil water, or if you can spoon food on to a plate and smile then you have what it takes to volunteer! The Soup Kitchen takes place the 3rd Saturday of every month and CHC volunteers cook the meal in our church kitchen - a delicious and simple pasta dish -- and serve the meal at the Community Kitchen in Chicago in Rogers Park. The time commitment for the cooking is 2:00-3:15pm, and serving is typically 4:00-6:00pm. Shopping, cooking and serving are usually done by separate groups of volunteers led by an experienced volunteer.

Every time you volunteer for this ministry, you are helping to feed between 150 and 200 people. If you can spare an hour, or two, on one or more Saturdays during the next year, then please volunteer. If you have any further questions please contact Alex Roever at (312) 498-8356 or via email.