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Soup Kitchen

posted Dec 2, 2011, 12:10 PM by D.W. Metz
By Chris K.

On Sunday, November 27th, Chris, Robbie and Jaccob from Kenilworth Boy Troop 83 participated in serving food at the soup kitchen in St. John’s Church in Elizabeth. It began at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church in Westfield, NJ where we cooked and prepared the food along with other members of the St. John’s Church Mission Group. Jacob and Chris chopped potatoes while Robbie sorted fruit and then we all worked together to mix up the celery, potatoes, onions, turkey and stuffing to make turkey pot pies that would be served. While the food was cooking, we assisted with the clean up and sorting of canned items that would be donated to the soup kitchen’s pantry.
Once the food was cooked, we loaded all of it into the cars – included was the turkey pot pies, fruit, homemade corn bread and sandwiches made by the church’s Sunday School children that morning as well, hard boiled eggs, fruit, desserts and drinks. We drove from St. Paul’s in Westfield to St. John’s in Elizabeth. We then unloaded all of the food from the cars and carried it into St. John’s onto tables and served the homeless. Robbie gave out the sandwiches and fruit and Chris and Jacob gave out the drinks. We served for at least two hours! We all learned an important lesson that we should be thankful everyday for what we have and for our families and friends!