There are few things that compare to the feeling of giving back to the community we are so fortunate to live in. Last Tuesday, our staff had the honor of preparing and serving lunch at Manna Soup Kitchen. Working with the amazing staff at Manna's we prepared Teriyaki Beef w/ pineapple, rice, mixed veggies, and garden salad with fresh baked sugar cookies for dessert. This is the third time our office has had the opportunity to prepare and serve at Manna's and we look forward to doing it many more times in the future.
We arrived while Manna's staff was serving up a hot breakfast. After prepping everything for lunch under the guidance of Manna's chef, Thomas, we made several dozen sandwiches for the sack lunches that are available to anyone on request. Thomas filled us in on the numerous services provided at Manna's, such as clothing vouchers to local thrift stores, bus passes, shower and laundry facilities and more, most of which are earned by helping with chores. We also had a chance to check out their garden, where we learned that some of the produce is used for meals and the rest is given to those in need.
We are amazed and inspired by the work that Manna Soup Kitchen does for the people in the community. Their hard work does not go unappreciated by the people they serve either, as many of them stayed to help clean the dining hall after they had finished their meals. We had a wonderful time thanks to the fantastic people at Manna Soup Kitchen.
For more information on volunteering or donating to Manna Soup Kitchen visit http://mannasoupkitchen.org/