We proudly present our own Soup Kitchen as the mission focus for September!
Silver Street UMC has been serving the New Albany area since 1970, when “Meals on Wheels” was started by Loma Fleming organizing an effort to deliver hot meals to approximately 20-30 shut-ins of our community. We have grown from that modest endeavor to serving approximately 450-500 people per month; depending on the time of year it may be higher. A limited amount of commodities comes from TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) which are delivered by Dare to Care. We submit a monthly report that generates our portion of food available to Floyd County and we, in turn, receive a percentage of that delivery.
We can use a volunteer to pick up these commodities once a month. We are also blessed to receive baked goods weekly from the Grant Line Kroger, as available. On occasion, we receive surplus from Karem’s and Heavenly Hams. Altho’ we do not have a “food pantry” we share with people in need; Salvation Army, Hope SI, and Salvation Tabernacle the smaller donated cans or by swapping with other agencies who cannot use commercial-sized cans.
Also, the NAHS Football Team and the Boy Scouts conduct food drives for us. Mt. Tabor Presbyterian, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and Trinity UMC share Soup Kitchen responsibilities. On months with five Wednesdays, SSUMC serves both fourth and fifth Wednesdays.
If you would like to volunteer your time or food, there is a sign-up book on the desk by the phone at the Soup Kitchen entrance. We can always use volunteers on fourth or fifth Wednesdays to serve, clean up, grocery shop, cook, bring desserts or salads.
If you’d like more information, please see: Betty Atkins, Kathy Hardison, or Kay Grier. Your prayers, your time, and your donations are greatly appreciated!