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To provide A Hot Meal Everyday To Whoever
Wants it And Offer it With Justice and Love

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Prior to the creation of the People’s Kitchen, hungry people were looking in dumpsters for survival food and sharing the food with others who were hungry, homeless, and/or  unemployed.  Local citizens took this concept of sharing and began serving a noon meal in Mitchell Park. By the end of 1983 there were 22 different organizations participating in serving the meal.

The People’s Kitchen formed a Board of Directors and became a non-profit organization in 1984. The board made a commitment to serve a hot noon meal prepared and served by volunteers every day of the year.

        A site for serving was a constant problem, with no one wanting the clients the program served in their neighborhood. Meals were served on a rotating basis.  Many properties were researched but none were found to be suitable for a permanent location.

       In 1990 the Old Mission offered to have the People's Kitchen use the covered porch, on a semi -permanent basis. In 1995 the People’s Kitchen was moved to the Grange Hall.  Moves have been difficult with client transportation always a concern.

      In 1997 the People’s Kitchen joined other community agencies at the Prado Day Center. The city and volunteers to meet the needs of the homeless developed this center cooperatively. The new location has not changed the mission of the People’s Kitchen to continue to feed the hungry, not just the homeless.

     For more than 20 years the People’s Kitchen has provided a noon meal to the hungry. More than 30,000 meals are served each year.  The success of the People’s Kitchen has been due to the volunteer efforts of many individuals and organizations.

     The People’s Kitchen does not receive local, state, or federal money.  All meals are provided through volunteer efforts.

 

 

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We can measure how civilized we are by how we treat those less fortunate.

Contact: Mary N. Parker