Thursday, January 17, 2013

The King's Kitchen - 3rd Anniversay

Three years ago today, on January 17, 2010, The King's Kitchen delivered it's very first meal to area shut-ins.  

There are 5 delivery routes with a 2 people delivery team on each route.  A meal has been served every Tuesday (with the exception of of a couple of snow/ice days & this past Christmas).  The cooking team; composed of Sherrie, Mickey, Susan, Arlene & Eunice begin arriving at 8:30.  In October we added an extra meal of soup and crackers or bread, to be enjoyed either that night or the next day.  Mother-daughter team of Gayle & Jodi joined us to take care of this and they are already hard at work when we get there at 8:30.

This year, 1-1-12 to 1-31-12, we served a total of 2,541 meals at an average cost of $2.56. We delivered 51 weeks and did not deliver on Christmas Day, which fell on a Tuesday this year.  The cost of this ministry is supported totally by designated offerings from the church membership and has never lacked for funds & support.  The meal consists of a main dish, vegetable, starch, bread & butter, & milk.  In addition, ladies of the church supply cakes, pies, cookies, puddings, jello, various desserts each and every week.

We praise God for the way HE is blessing this ministry.   

If one picture is worth 1,000 words then 10 should be enough to tell our story.

 Part of the crew
 The front of our T-shirts
 The back of our T-shirts 
"He provides food for those who fear him;
he remembers his covenant forever."
Psalm 111:5 
 A sample meal in the 3 compartment plastic sealed tray
Some times we do a salad with ham or chicken
 Dishing up a meal
(left to right) Kathy, Chief Cook Sherrie, Jeanne, Arlene, Susan
 Filled trays in process of sealing
Connie, Kent operating the sealing machine, Betty
 Recently Pan*era Bread has been providing the daily bread that did not sell that day  to us each Tuesday evening.  A team from the church picks it up each Tuesday at 9:30 pm.  Both The King's Kitchen and Right Direction After-school Tutoring ministry use the bread.
Kent, Mickey, Pastor Steve, Little People Minister Jacki, Kid's Minister Nancy, volunteer Jennifer & cook Sherrie acting silly and celebrating this wonderful weekly blessing.  
 Mickey loading one of the 2 chests (red hot food - blue cool items)
Kent, Ronnie, Mickey, Kathie, Sherrie & Eunice

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Brenda said...

Looks like you've got it streamlined pretty good! Amazing what happens when people work together.

retha said...

Very good meals! And people enjoying what they do together makes it even more amazing that you'll have been going for so long, already.

Barbara said...

Well done Susan and Mickey but I just can't believe that 3 years have gone by.

Mari said...

I remember when this ministry started and can hardly believe it's been 3 years.
Congratulations on 3 years of blessing others and being blessed in return!

Sylvia said...

LOVE IN ACTION Susan. Such a huge blessing to so many

Shannon Bee said...

That's awesome! :)