Food Kitchen Serves Up Holiday Meal

During the time of giving thanks, the St. Joseph Open Door Food Kitchen is giving warm meals to people without a place to go for Thanksgiving.

Posted: Nov 23, 2017 7:37 PM
Updated: Nov 24, 2017 11:46 AM

During the time of giving thanks, the St. Joseph Open Door Food Kitchen is giving warm meals to people without a place to go for Thanksgiving.

Volunteer Glenn Rolf volunteers at the Food Kitchen with his church and was happy to serve his community.

“We’re Christians and in the Bible it tells us to share one anothers burdens and we just see this as another burden that people have. They can’t find enough food for themselves and we’re happy to share,” Rolf said.

Almost a dozen volunteers spent the holiday serving up hot turkey, pumpkin pie and all the traditional sides affiliated with a Thanksgiving dinner.

Thirteen year old Matty Christiansen was spending her Thanksgiving volunteering for the second year at the Food Kitchen with her family.

"I love coming down here and helping out people who might not have this everyday," Christiansen said. “I just really hope everyone comes in with a smile on their face and is thankful for everything."

One hundred fifty people came through the doors of the Food Kitchen, but volunteers say that number is low compared to the average number of people they serve in a day.

"They have been serving 200 during the week, but sometimes on the holidays the bus transportation is curtailed, I think,” Rolf said.

The Open Door Food Kitchen will be open again Friday, November 24.

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