Local church serves a free lunch

January 28th, 2010    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Community

Bethel United Methodist Church Nov. 14 opened its doors to the community with the Kitchen of Hope.

Volunteers invite people in need of a hot meal to come join them each Saturday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a “come as you are” free sit-down hot lunch.

Brenda Braden, the originator and leader of this outreach said, “I saw a need for this outreach and felt God asked me to do it.”

“During these hard times of unemployment and all the stress that is in today’s world, there is a need to help not only with a hot meal but also with a warm friendly place where people can come to meet new friends and share the problems in their daily lives,” she said. “As long as there is a need, I will strive hard to keep the Kitchen of Hope open to everyone who has a need.”

"I happened to read a few posts on my FaceBook page by two of my former neighbors and classmates from Bethel letting everyone know about the Kitchen of Hope," remarked Mr. Traynor, former Bethel resident and current President of Realty Executives of Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. "We felt it our corporate duty to lend a hand in support of their mission and made them a community partner with Realty Executives. In the real estate services industry we have seen first hand the devastation and heartbreak the current economic conditions have wrought upon our families, our neigbors, and our communities."

Those who are young, old, unemployed, underemployed, in need of a hot meal, or just in need of fellowship and understanding, are invited to the Kitchen of Hope each Saturday at Bethel United Methodist Church, 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio. Please call (513) 734-7201 with any questions.

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