The warm welcome kitchen wrapped up their first season serving meals to the public.

"Last night went very well," explained Kitchen Coordinator, Christina Farquar, "we did a simple sandwich and salad which was nice considering how hot it was. It went over well, all the meals have gone over well."

She added that she wasn't able to help at last night's supper so her daughter stepped in along with a few other teenagers and with the help of a few older volunteers, prepared, served and cleaned up themselves. 

"We had almost 40 people last night."

Looking back on the first year, Farquar feels that it was very successful. 

"I think it went over really well. There's no rhyme or reason to how many people come out. This week, on Tuesday we had in the forties and the week before, we had 25 people come out."

She added that a few new people even joined them last night who had never heard of the Warm Welcome Kitchen. 

"They're not looking for 5 Star meals, they just want a good, healthy meal and that's what we provide."

They will be back serving meals to whoever wants to join them on September 4th and are looking at maybe changing locations for the fall.

She also added that the Kitchen is a great place is a group or individuals are looking to do some volunteering. 

"If a group wants to come in and take over a meal, I would be more than happy to let them do that."

She mentioned that the Kitchen would not have existed without the amazing support of the volunteers.

"The volunteers are awesome. I couldn't have done it without the volunteers. The board was also great, very supportive of me.'

"The Salvation Army, St. Giles, as well as St. Paul's, thank you so much for letting us use your church. Without the space, we couldn't have done it."

She also added a big thank you to all that came out and enjoyed the meals all year long.  


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