MyBallard reported last week that the Ballard Food Bank’s soup kitchen at Calvary Lutheran Church at 7002 23rd Ave. NW was shutting down because of unruly behavior by a few clients. However, the Phinney Neighborhood Association just told us that their soup kitchen, which serves Monday lunch at Calvary Lutheran, is still running.
Judith Wood, the PNA’s volunteer coordinator, says Soup Kitchen Coordinator Michael Gregory has never had any serious problems with soup kitchen clients. The PNA also serves Tuesday dinner and Wednesday lunch at St. John United Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, at 5515 Phinney Ave. N.
Judith says the number of PNA soup kitchen clients is increasing.
I feel strongly that during this time of economic uncertainty, those of us who still have jobs and homes (even if our retirement accounts are tanking) need to do all we can for those on the margins. It doesn’t take much to make a difference for one person served by one agency.