Volunteers are working behind the scene preparing Christmas gifts for children and goodie packs for people in need – even though West Side Boutique at Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen had to temporarily close because of the surge of COVID-19 cases in the area.

The soup kitchen itself remains open, providing take-out meals seven days a week.

“We are still accepting donations of toiletries and money,” notes Outreach Coordinator Nancy Robert. Anyone interested in donating may contact Nancy at nancyrobert@mmwsk.org.