Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen has received a $24,000 charitable grant from the Community Foundation of Oneida and Herkimer Counties as part of the Utica National Food Security Project.
“This grant is truly a blessing as it has the double impact of helping us feed the hungry while supporting local restaurants hard-hit by the pandemic,” noted soup kitchen director Sr. Anne McNulty, OSF.
Bev’s Place, a Whitesboro diner, helped kick off the project by delivering 120 hot meals to the soup kitchen on Thursday, May 27. The meals were distributed in take-out containers.
Thursday’s “chicken and biscuits were a big hit,” Sister Anne said, noting that the plan was to have a local restaurant provide meals twice a week so the impact of the grant could be spread over a couple of months.
She added: “God bless the Community Foundation and Utica National.”