Adventures in the Huron Soup Kitchen

Real Estate Agent with Russell Real Estate Services


Christ’s Community Meal

Adventures in the Huron Soup Kitchen


We have a new Baby!!


In fact, we have TWO.                                     New Meat Slicer

New Mixer



With the assistance of a Grant from the Sandusky Erie County Foundation and the generosity of Dave Cuthbertson with Restaurant, Equipment and Repair, Tim Parry with Pizza House West and Mark Claus with Breckenridge Kitchen Equipment, we are now the proud owners of a Commercial Mixer and Meat Slicer.



When preparing to make mashed potatoes, Nadine, one of our prep cooks, would almost always take charge of peeling and dicing all 50-60 pounds of potatoes.  When it was time to actually mash the cooked potatoes it was done with a masher on a three foot extension and was a total group effort.  We Hard work mashing potatoeswould take turns with the masher while someone else monitored the butter, milk and seasonings.  We were so grateful when Nadine’s son, Jacob stepped into our kitchen routine and became the designated “masher”.  But it was still hard work and was a job we were always glad to have behind us.


The new Mixer was a godsend.  Not only does it simplify the job of mashing the potatoes, it also makes them fluffier and cuts the time to prepare them exponentially.


Picture this…….All eight of us in the kitchen leaning over the bowl when the power was turned on and …..just watching it do it’s magic.  We were like little children with a new toy.  We couldn’t seem to get enough of watching it work.


We haven’t had occasion to use the new slicer yet, but come the end of June and we will probably have the same reaction of wonder and awe at what a wonderful, work-saving addition it will be to our kitchen.


We are thrilled with our new additions and want to offer a sincere thank you to all who were instrumental in making this happen.

                       Huron Soup Kitchen and New Mixer



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Mary M. Kandell                                             
ABR, CNE                                               
Russell Real Estate

It Starts With the Heart 


6203 Milan Rd. Sandusky, OH   44870

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Comments (6)

Kalene Bagwell
Realty Executives Of Kansas City - Blue Springs, MO
Realtor - Selling Blue Springs - Kansas City Metro

That's so great for all of you!  Enjoyed the post. How many do you serve daily?

May 30, 2012 02:20 AM
Mary M. Kandell
Russell Real Estate Services - Sandusky, OH

Hi Kalene,  We are a small town soup kitchen.  We only serve the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.  We rely in great part on donations from Second Harvest Food Pantry.   On the evenings we serve, we average 165-180 meals.  Thanks for your kind words.

May 30, 2012 02:43 AM
Marcia from Parma....Chris Hakemans Sister...BY Heart

You Ladies and Gentleman deserve any help you can do such a great service for the people of Huron. You are always in my prayers, and also in my heart....Love you all. Hope that the angels are always watching you work, and that more blessings will come your way. Mary keep me informed I love to hear from you gals and guys. Love Marcia

May 30, 2012 10:19 AM
Mary M. Kandell
Russell Real Estate Services - Sandusky, OH

Marcia,  Thank you.  Come and visit again some time.  We love your company


May 30, 2012 10:25 AM
Bev Lizanich

Congratulations on the new equipment!  Thanks for providing meals to the community - a really needed and worthwhile program in Huron.

May 30, 2012 11:33 PM
Mary M. Kandell
Russell Real Estate Services - Sandusky, OH

Thank you Bev,  It is a true labor of love.  Our guests make us feel so appreciated.


May 30, 2012 11:59 PM