It Is Our Joy to Chop and Stir
In November of 2009 the six churches of Huron, Ohio hosted their first FREE Community Meal. It started with a Thanksgiving feast prepared at Christ Episcopal Church in a 12x16 basement kitchen with one stove, a kitchen refrigerator and NO dishwasher. We served approx 35 guests at that first meal.
Since that time, through the generosity of the First Presbyterian Church, we have moved to a REAL kitchen…..with a commercial dishwasher and refrigerator and stoves and sinks galore and stainless working surfaces….
We now serve between 150 -190 guests at each meal, including 50+ home deliveries, take-outs and regular sit down meals.
It remains a collaborative and growing effort between the six churches of Huron.
My particular role is that of prep cook. Our day starts around 9:30 a.m. and ends when the dishes are done and the floor is mopped around 7:30 p.m.
It’s like the Iron Chef show at our kitchen. You never know what will be provided until the last minute. Then we collectively decide how to use what we have.
Wednesday’s meal consisted of Sauerkraut and Pork, Beef Ribs in a fresh tomato sauce, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, green pepper salad, garden salad, fruit salad, bread and butter and a multitude of desserts. We also made fresh tomato sauce to freeze for another meal.
Our meals are offered on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Anyone can come. It is located at the First Presbyterian church on the corner of Williams and Cleveland Rd. Dinner is served at 5 p.m.
It is our pleasure to chop and stir for you.