I was very touched by The Tribune’s recent article about the needs of the South County People’s Kitchen in finding a new location to serve our community.
The article’s statement that the organization has served hot, free lunches to the homeless and other individuals for the past 20 years plus was correct. However, I would like to specify who exactly the “others” are.
They are our veterans who are unable to reconnect in society. They are single parents and families trying their best to make ends meet, who know that by going to People’s Kitchen their kids will get at least one nourishing, hot meal a day. They are our neighbors whom we seldom take the time to get to know, who need just a little help and a good, hot meal. They are our senior citizens who can’t make ends meet on Social Security.
In other words, they aren’t just “homeless.” They are everyday people, just like you and me, having trouble making ends meet.
I can only pray that someone will open up their empty building so that this great organization can continue feeding not only the “homeless,” but all the hungry people of the South County.