Description: The weekly, year-round soup kitchen offers a complete meal to guests from many different walks of life. About 50 people are served each week—more than half are children and the rest are adults, seniors, and families. Although some guests are homeless, many are the working poor from the surrounding communities. The goal of the program is to live out the Gospel message of serving the hungry and the homeless. The hope is that one day a soup kitchen will not be needed, and all can meet together for faith, friendship, and fellowship.
Leadership: Martha Minnich, a St. Eulalia parishioner, coordinates the effort and about a dozen parishioners are regular volunteers. Parishioners and parish groups, as well as community organizations and other churches donate the food.
Get Fresh Produce!
Delivered every week for less than $20 / box!Sign Up Today! Shares are Limited!
Do you want access to healthier, affordable food? Join our CSA!
Healthy Food Maywood! has contracted with a local farm named Kings Hill to receive weekly deliveries of their harvest all summer long in 2016. It’s not too late to join in – you can have a box full of fresh, organic and locally grown food with recipes delivered nearby each week for less than $20 per week. Deadline: June 1, first delivery is June 9.
What is a CSA?
CSA stands for ‘Community Supported Agriculture,’ a method of paying a farm directly for what they are growing nearby rather than what is being grown far away and transported across the country. The produce you buy is fresher and more ripe, organically grown, and causes less pollution to transport to market. Your early payment helps the farmer buy the seed, plant the crop and plan the harvest. Your food comes as nature allows: fast growing crops are harvested first, but crops like squash and broccoli are harvested and delivered later in the season.
An Assortment of Produce
The picture shows one small share box of produce –approximately one grocery bag, three-fourths full, which is measured by weight. The box is expected to feed a 2-person household for a week. Produce will vary according to season. The full seasonal list is here.
Nutritional Info and Recipes
Every week, customers of Kings Hill Farm will receive an email with a produce list of what will be included and suggested recipes for that week’s harvest box.