Annie’s Kitchen is a free weekly community dinner held every Wednesday night from 5:00 – 6:30. Everyone is welcome, regardless of their circumstances. 150 people share a meal on any given Wednesday evening. The kitchen crew of volunteers start prepping about noon, with various shifts of workers coming and going throughout the day cooking, chopping, peeling, tossing, until a hot, home-cooked, nutritious and hearty meal is ready.
Meals are served in to go containers and distributed outside, a measure that was taken recently to comply with social distancing directives.
All this is supported by a team of gleaners who pick up produce, meat and beverages from many local grocery stores and specialty eateries – 7 days a week. The gleanings go to “The Kitchen”, as well as to many other feeding programs, food banks, tent cities, veteran’s programs, etc. There is also a clothing rack with free items for anyone who needs each evening. Volunteers from around the community make this program soar.
To visit Annie’s Kitchen’s website, go to annieskitchen.edmondslutheran.org
Let us know if you would like more information, or to volunteer, contact Lydia Nebeker at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to help with the clothing rack, contact Maurene Barnes at email@example.com
If you would like more information on gleaning, contact Bob Snyder at Robert_a_snyder@msn.com.