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  • Volunteer Groups Celebrate Serving Over a Quarter of a Million Meals to the Homeless

    Posted February 25, 2014 By in News With | Comments Off on Volunteer Groups Celebrate Serving Over a Quarter of a Million Meals to the Homeless

    FeedTheHungry

    “When I learned how many were living on one meal per day, I made it my mission to provide a hot breakfast to my neighbors in need. I am a shield.” ~ Robert Johnston

    Feed the Hungry was founded by Robert Johnston and Matilda Buchanan after Robert saw the need in the community as a volunteer serving lunches at Stew Pot in the First Presbyterian Church. He discovered that lunch was the only meal many of the homeless were getting, and he made it his personal mission to provide a hot breakfast to our neighbors in need. Nine years later, the group has served over a quarter of a million meals.

    “Feed the Hungry feeds breakfast 5 mornings a week, 52 weeks a year, holidays included,” says Johnston. “We feed an average of 100 meals, with a range from 70 to 120. We have been doing this for about 9 years. For the last four years, we’ve served at The Salvation Army. This is our 9th location and by far the best. We are 100% volunteer, no paid staff. We are proud to be a diverse, inclusive group. Our teams have included Christians, Sikhs, Muslims, secular humanists, agnostics, free thinkers, Democrats, Republicans and Independents. If you want to serve those who are suffering in our community, you are welcome here.”

    Current breakfast teams include groups from Holy Soul’s Catholic Church, The Church at Rock Creek, Trinity Episcopal, Richard Bell CPA Associates, St. Margaret’s Episcopal, Christ the King, and Fellowship Bible. To join a team with Feed the Hungry, email robertj1940@hotmail.com or call 501-375-5625. To serve dinner or a weekend breakfast, contact The Salvation Army at Kathy_Barbeire@uss.salvationarmy.org or call 501-374-9296.


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