“We could use more summer volunteers” at the soup kitchen, Fr. Richard Dellos announced at the weekend masses.
Even before that, West Side Kitchen Director Deacon Gil Nadeau asked the coordinating board “to reach out for more volunteers this summer, especially those who can work the dining room area.”
He elaborated: “The number of kids attending the soup kitchen has significantly increased, and I’m sure will remain high during this summer vacation.”
He also announced the June meal count – 2,522 lunches served (including 549 to children and 140 to the elderly). Year to date for the first six months, the soup kitchen has served 13,749 meals, he said, which is a 30.97 percent jump over the same period last year.
Father Dellos had another statistic:
“We’re seeing 50 children a day in the soup kitchen.”