By: Mike Rhodes—
Earlier today, the Harvest Soup Kitchen at 920 E. Charles Street in Muncie held their first “Summer Fun Fest” for the neighborhood and patrons of the Harvest Soup Kitchen.
Executive Director, Loretta Parsons said, “We have been here for a little over 22 years. We had a number of community leaders who wanted to do something special here, so today we are having our first Summer Fun Fest. We are having a picnic and feeding people from the neighborhood as well as our normal guests that come to the Harvest Soup Kitchen on a daily basis.”
Loretta said the Harvest Soup Kitchen typically averages 150 people a day who come there to eat during the hours of 9:30 to 11am, M—F. During the Summer Fun Fest, the Harvest Soup Kitchen also honored the Muncie Police Department and the Muncie Fire Department for their service to the neighborhood and local community. Children attending were able to meet with police and firemen and explore the fire truck. Kids could also get free face painting.
The meals included: drinks, Ms. Dee Dee’s barbecue ribs and chicken, hot dogs, chips, potato salad, baked beans, cookies and watermelon.
Community sponsors for the event included: Mr. Frank Brinkman, Mr. Paul and Ms. Sue Errington, J.R. Fannin, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kizer, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Young.
“We just wanted to have a big community outreach where people can come, have fun and kind of just “love on each other. “ —Loretta Parsons, Executive Director of Harvest Soup Kitchen
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About the Harvest Soup Kitchen
Harvest Soup Kitchen is a non-proft, non-sectarian soup kitchen that serves those in need of food in Muncie, Indiana and the Delaware County Community. They serve all who are hungry with dignity and respect. Guests receive a hot meal and also a sack dinner. They serve Monday through Friday 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM. The Harvest Soup Kitchen is operated by two part-time staff members and numerous community volunteers.
2016 marks the 22nd anniversary of serving those in need of food in the Muncie community. In 2015 the Harvest Soup Kitchen served more than 75,000 meals.
For more information on Harvest Soup Kitchen and how you can become involved, visit harvestsoupkitchen.org