God’s Kitchen

God’s Kitchen
Hunger hurts. It denies dignity and can impair ability to achieve. We seek to provide life-sustaining meals and other resources to those in need. We work with other nonprofits to improve their (the less fortunate) quality of life. We provide and supplement food to those in need. Our mission is based on extending hands up while respecting the dignity of each person we serve.

This powerful statement is the creed of every person who volunteers with God’s Kitchen; a local outreach that aims to serve the needs of the less fortunate in our city.

Drive into the parking lot at 66290 Estrella on Wednesday and Friday (between the hours of 11am and 1pm) and you will be greeted with cheerful, loving volunteers. They work hard to create and maintain a joyful atmosphere while serving quality meals and providing necessities such as clothing and hygiene packs. Although their mission is geared toward the less fortunate, they welcome everyone to sit down, enjoy lunch, and make new friends.
In speaking with Board Member Janice Fellman, I was able to get in depth insight as to their ‘why’.
“I think the year Mari Muckey started it was 1997…. I got involved about 8 years ago because I wanted to serve the people and share God’s love for them!”

Dea Johnson is another long time volunteer. When discussing God’s Kitchen, she shares similar thoughts. “I feel people need a little something… whether it’s compassion or someone who cares.”

The love that they have for others and this community fuels them to serve meals to nearly 100 people weekly.

In addition to their twice weekly sit down luncheons, they also prepare sack lunches and deliver them to various areas within our city. In a day and time where resources can be scarce, they firmly believe that the provisions needed to continue will always be supplied. Ms. Fellman went on to say, “We exist because God supplies the need [for us] to do so . We are to show God loves each and every one of us, we are all His children! We serve the lonely, the homeless and the poor!”

This is a group that LOVES serving our community. For more information please contact: (760) 288-1114.

Another example of how in DHS, WE CARE about our community.

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