Lethbridge Charities Partner for Evening Meal Program
We are pleased to announce a partnership with Lethbridge Soup Kitchen that will see our evening meal program, Feeding ’em Hope, relocated to the Soup Kitchen facility effective October 1st, 2019.
The Mission will continue to be the primary provider of the evening feeding program, with assistance from the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen.
Both organizations are excited to see the consolidation of feeding programs for the less fortunate of our community. This consolidation has many benefits, such as:
- More clarity for the less fortunate as to where meals can be obtained.
- Increased use of the Soup Kitchen facility, which is already designed to prepare and serve meals.
- Increased safety for all participants, including those in need, those volunteering, and staff.
- Increased opportunities for community engagement in the feeding programs with coordinated efforts from both charities.
- Demonstration of the power of collaboration by two long-serving Lethbridge charities in the delivery of services for the common good.
We would like to thank the City of Lethbridge for providing the seed funding to facilitate this consolidation of the meal programs.
The Soup Kitchen currently serves breakfast and lunch.
“It was a shame our facility sat unused for most of the day, when it could be used more, making the facility much more cost effective overall.”
~ Bill Ginther, Executive Director, Lethbridge Soup Kitchen
Combing the meal programs will help to improve the overall well-being of the in-need population.
“I have always believed that if we can find ways to work together, we can do things better. Feeding people improves their health, so this is a great step forward.”
~ Ken Kissick, Co-Founder, Streets Alive Mission
Kissick and Ginther formally announced the partnership at a press conference held at the Soup Kitchen on Tuesday, September 3rd.
The Sunday lunch after Inner Works Service will continue at the Mission.