A year or so ago, the Pies for Peace ladies served pie at the Soup Kitchen. As a member of Pies for Peace, I spent the morning cutting pies and watching the hustle and bustle, the informal, yet highly organized, choreography of Soup Kitchen volunteers. So impressed with the mission of the Soup Kitchen and what the Soup Kitchen was accomplishing, I resolved to call about volunteer positions. Some months later, I actually dialed the number and spoke to Loretta.
My delay between resolve and action can only be explained by the fact that as an old lady who abhors early mornings and knows next-to-nothing about cooking, volunteering at the Soup Kitchen seemed a peculiar choice of involvement. But, the opportunity to work with a group of kind and dedicated folks … folks who know their way around recipes, pans and hot ovens and who provide such a necessary, basic and direct service to other folks … well, it pre-empts thoughts of early hours and absent culinary skill. I consider it both an honor to be of shaky assistance to all those working at, and for, the Soup Kitchen and a privilege to help address a significant community need.
Go Figure: A native of the Garden State, transplanted to the Hoosier State and I still can’t grow a decent tomato!
Executive Directors notes: Jill Gauker has been a faithful volunteer on Wednesdays and has become a vital part of our volunteer team.