POMEROY — After being closed for a time, the soup kitchen of the Meigs Cooperative Parish is open again and the welcome sign is out.
It has been renamed “Maggie’s Kitchen.”
Lunches of soup, sandwiches, desserts, coffee and tea, are served on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and everyone is welcome to come — those who are able to make a donation and those who aren’t.
Entry to the kitchen where there is cafeteria style food service is through the gymnasium. There is a lunch room for eating on tables centered with daily devotional booklets.
Margaret Hall of Syracuse, a former cook in a nursing home, who has been volunteering at the Parish for several years, decided to reopen the soup kitchen last November. Her first endeavor with the help of other volunteers was an Election Day dinner and from there she moved the food service into the regular Tuesday-Thursday schedule. She stressed a need for additional help in the kitchen now.
All donations which come in go back into the Parish’s program of helping disadvantaged families, she said.