Released 14 October 2012
You are in: Latest News » NORWICH CORPS SERVES MONTHLY COMMUNITY MEAL...
NORWICH CORPS SERVES MONTHLY COMMUNITY
NORWICH – The need keeps
growing! The Norwich Corps' Community Meal, which takes place on the second
Sunday of each month, starting at 2:00 PM, had over 120 participants this past
Sunday, October 14th. What began in July with a small group of 82 has already
grown to over 120 participants who can put the money saved in receiving a free
meal toward meeting other basic needs. Norwich Corps Officers Captains Jerry
and Mindy Uttley have enjoyed serving this growing "community group." "It's a
wonderful opportunity to reach out to the community... to help people that need
a hand just to stay even. This meal is an opportunity to provide a social
service and minister to those who need it," noted Captain Mindy.
The meal selections have also been impressive and well-received. For
example, one month’s meal consisted of spaghetti, garlic bread, salad,
fruit, and drink. Another included ham, potatoes, corn, and green beans. This
month, the Norwich Corps served hamburgers or cheeseburgers, chips, and cookies
with drink, this time via a canteen truck borrowed from the nearby neighboring
New London Corps.
The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services Canteens are vehicles that
not only provide first responders and victims of disasters with immediate
assistance by driving directly to such sites, but also give The Salvation
Army the ability to serve meals to local communities regardless of
location. This particular canteen has proven especially helpful, with meals
also planned to be served from it in November and December while the Norwich
Corps’ kitchen is re-fitted due to damage from storms over the past year.
When there is a need, The Salvation Army is there. Just ask this community