A Report on Serive Learning: The Family Kitchen at The Red-doored-church

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Service Learning I chose to do my service work at the Family Kitchen located at 231 NW Idaho Ave downtown. Most commonly known as “the red-doored-church.” The Family Kitchen was founded in 1986 by four women from the Trinity Episcopal Church after the local mill had shut down. The women were worried that there would be a need for free meals, and they were right. The mission statement is: to serve to anyone who needs a nutritious meal in a safe caring environment. And this is exactly what this organization does. They are ran by over 250 volunteers who help cook, serve, and clean. In April alone, 5,540 meals were served. This number has gone up from 2,500 to over 5, 000 meals served each month over the past three years. Meal …show more content…
Service Learning I chose to do my service work at the Family Kitchen located at 231 NW Idaho Ave downtown. Most commonly known as “the red-doored-church.” The Family Kitchen was founded in 1986 by four women from the Trinity Episcopal Church after the local mill had shut down. The women were worried that there would be a need for free meals, and they were right. The mission statement is: to serve to anyone who needs a nutritious meal in a safe caring environment. And this is exactly what this organization does. They are ran by over 250 volunteers who help cook, serve, and clean. In April alone, 5,540 meals were served. This number has gone up from 2,500 to over 5, 000 meals served each month over the past three years. Meal service is Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday for lunch, and Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for dinner. The Family Kitchen also supplies dog food, day old bread, and clothes as they are donated to people in need. I would arrive at the family kitchen at 9:00am and would be greeted by 6 or 7 volunteers, and coordinators already preparing the food that would be served that day. I would usually start by taking all the stacked chairs off the tables and set them up as well as distribute the cracker and salt and pepper for each table. Next I would, depending on the day, either set up the desert table and make coffee or help prepare food in the kitchen. On a couple different occasions I made over 75 sandwiches for the day. Once it was time
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