This year’s dinner was one of the biggest meals in recent memory. We served over 250 meals in the social hall and prepared another 60 to be delivered to the North Shore. We pretty much only had a few pies and some yams left at the end of the evening.
A huge thank you to photographer Larry Rippel for stopping by and capturing some photos of the dinner.
Photo credit: Larry Rippel
Volunteer Here: First Food and Friends
Many of you have reached out to ask where you can volunteer on a regular basis. Every Saturday, First United Methodist Church serves up a free meal through their First Food and Friends program.
The director of First Food and Friends is Monique McCain and she is always looking for volunteers. You can reach her at 412-676-8925. Follow the First Food and Friends Facebook page for updates.
Thanks To You!
Thank you to all of our supporters who donated – we had over 55 individuals contribute to our GoFundMe page this year! We were able to hire Community Kitchen Pittsburgh to help us prepare some of the meal.
A huge thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with cooking, setup and cleanup. This meal is truly a community effort.
Community Kitchen is a nonprofit organization located in Hazelwood that offers no-cost job training in culinary industries. Community Kitchen offers catering and prepares many of the grab & go items you might pick up in coffee shops around the city.
If you are looking for a new lunch spot – check out Community Kitchen’s Bloom Cafe in Hazelwood!