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Church opens mobile soup kitchen

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from Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church has started a mobile soup kitchen ministry to benefit hungry people in the surrounding community.
Mark Weaver launched the ministry in June 2018.
Volunteers cook soup, usually for about 100 people, in the kitchen at Our Lady of Grace, then take it to the site. They go where they are called to serve, and all events are held outside.
The group uses four soup recipes that are fairly easy to make, but very nourishing and not very expensive. They are chicken a la king over rice, baked ham with a Hawaiian pineapple sauce over rice, hamburger chili dish over rice, and a hamburger with Italian sauce over pasta. Recipients also get bread with each meal.
The church does two soup kitchens a month now, but may be increasing that to three per month.
The OLOG ministry provides soup at the Missions of the Poor in Monroe, N.C., in the evening on the second Tuesday of the month. The group starts cooking at about 5 p.m. at OLOG and then carpools to Monroe, where the meal ends about 8:30 p.m. There is a prayer service in the mission’s chapel after the meal.
The OLOG ministry also provides soup at HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively), 2008 Pageland Highway, Lancaster, on a Thursday afternoon. The group meets at 11:45 a.m. at the church to cook, then carpools to Lancaster, where the distribution ends about 3 p.m.
The ministry also does several “pop-up” soup kitchens per year for special events.