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City Breaks Ground on New Open Door Food Kitchen

For over 30 years the St. Joseph Open Door Food Kitchen has been serving up hot meal to those in need from their building at 510 Edmond St. Starting in 2018, volunteers will be serving patrons from a new location.

Posted: Dec 15, 2017 8:56 AM
Updated: Dec 15, 2017 2:48 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) For over 30 years the St. Joseph Open Door Food Kitchen has been serving up hot meal to those in need from their building at 510 Edmond St. Starting in 2018, volunteers will be serving patrons from a new location.

Food Kitchen Board members and City officials broke ground at 619 S. 8th Street,Thursday, December 14 for a new Open Door Food Kitchen set to open in spring 2018.

The new Food Kitchen will be built on a vacant lot at the corner of eighth street and Messanie, near the Crossing outreach ministries and the Salvation Army.

Marsha Rosenthal, Vice President of the Open Door Food Kitchen Board, said the new facility location will be much larger, allowing them to feed more hungry people in St. Joseph.

“I think that we will probably have more people that we will be feeding,because there are so many people that during the day that stay at the eighth street mission. I think when lunch time comes, we will be a lot busier,” Rosenthal said.

The new 4,700 square foot facility will provide volunteers and patrons with a larger dining area as well as a larger kitchen with walk in freezers. The building will also have additional parking and office space for administrators.

Food Kitchen Board members and City officials broke ground at 619 S. 8th Street,Thursday, December 14 for a new Open Door Food Kitchen set to open in spring 2018.

The new Food Kitchen will be built on a vacant lot at the corner of eighth street and Messanie, near the Crossing outreach ministries and the Salvation Army.

Marsha Rosenthal, Vice President of the Open Door Food Kitchen Board, said the new facility location will be much larger, allowing them to feed more hungry people in St. Joseph.

“I think that we will probably have more people that we will be feeding,because there are so many people that during the day that stay at the eighth street mission. I think when lunch time comes, we will be a lot busier,” Rosenthal said.

The new 4,700 square foot facility will provide volunteers and patrons with a larger dining area as well as a larger kitchen with walk in freezers. The building will also have additional parking and office space for administrators.

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