Annual Assembly Workshop Feature: Soup Kitchens and Beyond

Posted: August 2, 2013

In his short papacy Pope Francis has been calling on Catholics to reach out to the poor. The local parish provides a prefect outlet for concerned Catholics to reach out to the less fortunate in their community. However, many parishes are unsure how to go about addressing local needs. At the MCC Annual Assembly on September 28 a group of talented ladies will provide practical advice on how to set up a local soup kitchen to feed the hungry in the community.

Helen Manson, Anne Erbschloe, and Ruth O’Neill have a wealth of experience working in soup kitchens in their communities. They will not only share valuable lessons they’ve learned, but give insights on how a soup kitchen can be the doorway to provide additional services to folks that come in to get a hot meal. Through this workshop participants will learn how this type of direct action enriches not only the lives of the poor, but also the volunteers serving them. This is a workshop you don’t want to miss!

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