For the second week in a row, we served a rather leisurely lunch at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral's Wednesday Community Meal.
There was a line to get in at the start but once the doors opened, we were able to seat everyone right away and for the rest of the two hour service no one had to wait very long. In the end we served 241 meals.
Most of the guests got roasted pork loin, crispy potatoes, green beans, marinated tomatoes and baked apples as their entree. The meal looked beautiful and pleased our guests.
We also served salad, soup and dessert which was an assortment of sweet treats donated by Starbucks which has been so generous to us. We glean baked goods from multiple downtown Starbucks locations each week and besides utilizing them for dessert on Wednesdays, we hand them out daily at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. along with cups of hot coffee and bags of canned food.
|An assortment of Starbucks treats for dessert.|
I have much respect for Starbucks Coffee Company and their willingess to distribute leftover food instead of tossing it which in reality would be much easier than managing the gleaning. When I hear negativity about the company being too big, being everywhere, taking over and not being local, I'm quick to share what they do for us and other nonprofits in our community. I am grateful for their benevolence.