Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen served a total of 53,987 meals this past year, Director Ed Morgan reported. That fiscal year period is from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

June saw 4,432 meals served, he said.

The soup kitchen is open from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every day, serving hot lunches on weekdays and bagged lunches on weekends.

Ed offered “a BIG thanks to all our volunteers, parishioners and donors for supporting this most needed ministry.”

And “a very special thanks” to some recent donors:

  • the recent graduates of Notre Dame Jr/Sr High School who donated $600.
  • the employees of Slocum Dickson Medical Group who donated proceeds from their dress-down day.
  • MVCC Instructor Shannon Crocker, who won the Aeries Award from MVCC Auxiliary Services for her volunteer and humanitarian efforts. The award came with the opportunity to donate $1,000 to the charity of her choice. She chose Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen.

“God bless Shannon and all of our very generous donors!”