Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Thirsty Guests

Super servers Mary and Carol in today's busy dining room. Both Mary and Carol are longtime and dedicated volunteers. Today they helped serve 360 meals during our two hour service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

With the hot and sunny weather today in Portland, the guests at the Wednesday Community Meal were extra thirsty.

The high 80-degree weather came on rather suddenly after weeks of rain and caused us to go through double the usual amount of lemonade today — 20 gallons.

We of course were happy to oblige and just pour more since we wanted to satisfy our guests and help keep them cool and comfortable.

Besides a place to eat, the weekly meal in Kempton Hall at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is a place for respite and we always aim to please if we can.

We served 360 meals today of mostly roasted chicken, rice and veggies. Once the chicken was gone we moved onto entrees gleaned from Good Samaritan Hospital — chicken skewers, meatloaf and fish.

As usual, there was also soup, salad and dessert. For dessert we served instant pudding whipped up by volunteer Cindy and slices of assorted cakes that were donated by Trader Joe's.

The cakes, with names like Rockin Chocolate Chip Fudge, Lemon Zinger and Chocolate Macaroon, were very popular. Thank you Trader Joe's for the generous donation!
Cindy slicing into the Rockin Chocolate Chip Fudge cake.

The cakes from Trader Joe's that we served today. What a wonderful selection and treat for our guests!

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