Street Lunch/Soup Kitchen: "Care in our Community"
We are a dedicated group of volunteers who believe in the strength of compassion and who seek to meet a tangible need in our community. We work cooperatively, in turn, with a number of other community groups to provide a free hot meal every Saturday to those in need of a helping hand.This is organized by the Ecumenical Society of Vernon with a quarterly meeting for scheduling and discussion.
Our group hosts this meal approximately once every six weeks and services upwards of 120 people each time. The soup kitchen relies on the generosity and donations of individuals, local stores and community agencies, for which we are truly grateful.
When we think of hunger, our mind naturally envisions impoverished children living in other parts of the world. It is difficult for many of us to consider that hunger exists right here in our own backyard.
Matthew 25:40 (King James Version)
"And the the King shall answer them and say unto them,'Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto the the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me.'"