Local Pastor asks for help stocking the shelves at the Hospitality Center, the cities largest meal program

hospitality centerWe are sharing this from Pastor Holly Anderson Anderle with the First Baptist Church of Racine who runs the Monday Night Meal Program.

“As many of you know, the Monday Night Hot Meal program shares space and resources with the Hospitality Center, and we often have to go into their food area to get something. Recently, I’ve noticed that their cupboards are a little bare. When I asked, their awesome volunteer staff told me that, yes, despite overwhelming generosity from so many wonderful people (and a local grocery store owner whose request to remain anonymous we will respect, but you know who you are and we appreciate you SO much!)  they were a little short.

The HC feeds breakfast and lunch to many, many hungry and lonely people who have come to rely on them for a warm and welcoming place to rest, relax, eat and feel like someone cares. Let’s help the Hospitality Center continue to meet these needs!

You can help by donating: canned veggies, stewed tomatoes, baked beans, fruit (they can use both the smaller cans and the larger, commercial-sized cans); bottles/jars of salad dressings; jarred spaghetti sauce; catsup, mustard, mayonnaise; powdered creamer and sugar. (They have TONS of dried pasta, macaroni and cheese, canned soups, and peanut butter, so they don’t really need those right now, but will accept all donations gratefully.)

In addition to food needs, they also have an ongoing need for napkins, paper plates, plastic utensils, and toilet paper. If everyone who reads Racine Uncovered and every person in every faith community in Racine all bought one or two items as we do our own grocery shopping over this next month, we could restock the Hospitality Center shelves in record time!”

Drop items off at:
Hospitality Center/Monday Night Hot Meal Program, 614 Main St., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8am-2pm; Monday evenings 4-7pm
First Baptist Church of Racine, 3117 Lathrop Ave., Tuesdays and Fridays 9:30am-12:30pm; Sunday 9:00am-12:00pm.
Buona Vita Pizzeria Restaurant, 3701 Durand Ave, Sunday 3:30 – 9pm, Tuesday – Thursday 3:30-10pm, Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 3:30-11pm
Ayra’s Liquors, 4700 Washington Ave., Monday – Friday 9am – 9pm
Bernie’s Pizzeria, 1238 Lathrop Ave, Sunday – Thursday 4-9pm, Friday & Saturday 4-10pm
(Questions? Please contact Rev. Holly Anderle, Coordinator, Monday Night Hot Meal Program, at First Baptist Church, 262-554-7735 or email fbaptist3117@sbcglobal.net.)