Think Gives a Helping Hand
Recently, the ladies at Think Network Technologies put on their aprons, so they could help out the less fortunate at Manna Soup Kitchen. It was a wonderful experience for them, but also an eye opener because we found it really takes a village to make Manna work so well.
The moment you walk into Manna you feel welcomed by everyone. You can tell that the staff truly have a passion for the work they do, especially when you see their clients with big smiles on their faces. It’s a very busy place at Manna, but also warm and pleasant.
Chop, Stir, Whip and Mix!
McKenzie is the culinary manager and she was the lead chef while we were there. We all made our introductions brief since we had to get started right away! Kitchen duties were split between the four of us which consisted of slicing onions, cleaning and cutting cauliflower, prepping the salad and mixing the roux for the sauce. There were a few tears (thanks to the onions), some bloodshed (somebody cut their finger!) and a lot of laughter! It took us a few hours, but we finally finished preparing lunch for the hungry folks waiting in the dining area.
Today’s Menu is Brought to you by…
The ladies at Think along with the other volunteers were able to make the following thanks to McKenzie’s guidance:
•Apple Cider Pork
•Blue Cheese Au Gratin Cauliflower
•Power Salad with Lemon Creamy Dressing
•Banana Chip Cake
After we were done serving everyone, we got to sit down and eat the food that we had prepared… and it was DELICIOUS!
Manna Soup Kitchen Isn’t Just a Soup Kitchen
Manna is so much more than a soup kitchen in our community. In collaboration with The Salvation Army, Manna Soup Kitchen provides vouchers for people in need. Services offered include; thrift store vouchers, haircut vouchers, eye exam referrals, bus passes, and more.
Solving the immediate problem of hunger is only half of the battle, so in addition to serving wonderful meals seven days a week, Manna is getting to the root cause of hunger by providing a Culinary Job Training program. They are collaborating with SCCC to prepare unemployed, underemployed, and homeless adults for careers in the food service industry.
Thank you for everything you do Manna Soup Kitchen! You help make our community be a wonderful place to live!