Volume #6 December 2016-January 2017
Ending 2016 and Beginning 2017!
In the spirit of our national Thanksgiving holiday we have a huge group of volunteers to be thankful for!
· This has been a busy Year for People’s kitchen volunteers. At the beginning of 2016 we completed the details of working with Prado/CAPSLO for serving our suspended clients a hot meal every day. It has been well received by clients, staff as well as our volunteers. In the last quarter of the year we added another group, The Medically Fragile clients who have been released from hospital care but still need shelter and good food. These clients are kept comfortable at the Maxine Lewis Homeless Shelter and given a hot noon meal prepared by the People’s Kitchen’s many serving groups. Both of these programs have multiple details that must be attended to both in planning and daily serving. Despite the extra time and attention that both of these require, both programs are working well.
· In late October PK launched our Facebook Page! You can find us @peopleskitchenslo. Please “like”us. On our page we are posting the number of meals served each week – it is impressive! We also have the weekly high and low number of meals served. We hope this platform reaches our younger citizens, and of course we would love to have them volunteer. After all our area is growing and we are looking for some new groups to join us. For information on how to form a serving group You can find details on our website at www.slopeopleskitchen.org
· Earlier this month a Groundbreaking Ceremony was held at the site for the new homeless services center; 40 Prado. This project will take at least a year to build and when completed PK will have a new kitchen and continue to serve a hot meal at noon every day of the year to hungry people; just as it has done for over thirty years.
Happy Holidays to all of our amazing volunteers and…
Happy New Year 2017 !
SLO People’s Kitchen
793 Foothill Blvd. Suite A 322
San Luis Obispo CA 93405