Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Cold And Hungry

The Wednesday Community Meal's indispensable team of volunteer dishwashers. Thank you Steve, Jay, Bill, Kevin and Dave!
It's been an especially rough week for Portland's homeless community.

A Sunday snowstorm and ensuing freezing rain resulted in the Monday and Tuesday closures of most of our community's food agencies, including The Food Pantry at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

So our homeless friends not only had to face harsh weather conditions, they had to face food scarcity for days. 

It was such a relief to wake up this morning to clear roads and know that The Wednesday Community Meal would happen. Our guests needed us. 

"Thank for for what you do, I was really hungry," said one of our guests as he was leaving today.  I am so happy that we were able to help.

I am also thankful for all of our dedicated volunteers who each Wednesday cook, serve, clean and wash dishes. It takes many hands to pull off an "everyone is welcome," free meal and we are blessed to have the help of so many nice volunteers.

We served 296 meals today.

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