As you well know, on-going hunger continues to be a problem for some in our community. In a country as wealthy as ours, this seems unconscionable. After much soul searching and prayer, Bob and Sally Boonstra decided to confront this situation head on. They secured initial funding, plan the menus, shop for supplies, and train and direct the volunteers who prepare and serve.
Every Tuesday, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Zoar is host for free community dinners for anyone who wants to attend. Those who can give an offering, but there is no charge for the dinners. Each dinner includes a main dish, bread, vegetables, fruits, dessert, and coffee, juice or water. Often there is produce or other food items available to take home.
This ministry began in July and has grown each week from early meals served to about 30 men, women, and children. As the number served grows, so does the need for volunteers and donations of food and/or financial support. If you are interested in volunteering to set up, cook, serve, and clean up, have produce to donate, or can help financially, call Bob or Sally at 503-651-3723.