It’s Harvest Time!

Even though summer is coming to an unfortunate end, we can at least celebrate the arrival of the fall harvest!

The local harvest has been good and God has really supplied for us this year. We have had an abundance of produce donated this year including, potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, corn, apples, grapes, zucchini, cabbage and lettuce.

Recently we had a large amount of green beans donated. Some of our staff and ladies in our Auxiliary helped to snap the green beans and prepare them for the freezer. These ladies worked from 9am until noon preparing the beans. At the end of it all we had about 20 gallons of green beans placed into our freezers!

All of the fresh produce that was donated will help to feed hundreds to thousands of people in the community throughout the fall and winter. The donation of the fruits and vegetables helps to keep our food costs down and gives us the opportunity to not just feed hungry people but give them good food to improve their overall quality of health.

We are so thankful to everyone who donates food in one way or another. We appreciate having fresh produce and local meats to serve to our residents and guests, and we are so thankful for all the food drives and bags of packaged foods that are given to keep our panty stocked.

We’ve seen an increase in the number of daily lunch guests throughout the summer. As the weather begins to get colder and the economy continues to struggle, our food resources become a vital part of our ministry and an important part of the everyday lives of our neighbors.

Thanks again to everyone who helps to keep The Hope Center stocked and ready to feed anyone in need!

 

Thank You, Leiters’ Fine Catering!

On Thursday, August 16th, we had a very unexpected and extremely delightful donation!

A truckload, seriously a truckload, of food was donated by the local catering company. There were tons of veggie and fresh fruit trays and cheese cube trays. There were also trays of wonderful sandwiches like turkey, ham and roast beef. They also dropped off crackers and Chex Mix!

We are so thankful that the kind folks at Leiters’ Fine Catering thought of us and all the people that we feed each day. This food will be put to good use feeding all of our residents and guests.

Most people think that soup kitchens are busy only in the cold months but it’s not really true in our case. We’ve noticed a rise in attendance for our afternoon meal. So we are very thankful for businesses like Leiters’ Fine Catering and all of our other donors for keeping our kitchen stocked full of delicious eats!

The next time that you have an event that needs catering, please check out Leiters’ Fine Catering at www.leitersfinecatering.com