Monthly soup kitchen opens Friday

LIHUE – Soup’s on.

So is salad, bread, chicken, pork, cabbage and, just as importantly, good company.

The Calvary Chapel Lihue is hosting the first of monthly soup kitchens from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, offering free meals and friendly conversation for anyone who would like to stop by.

“It just seemed it was a good way to serve the community,” said LeAnn Uno, church member and organizer of the event that will run every last Friday of the month. “Ever since 2008, we really felt that a lot of people on the island are struggling, just like a lot of people in the United States.”

She said the meal is meant for everyone, not necessarily for those without a home.

“When you get closer to the end of the month, people are running out of their checks, or Social Security or welfare or whatever the case may be,” she said. “It’s for anyone who is struggling or wants some companionship.”

Around 20 volunteers will serve and chat with folks at the chapel, 3-3100 Kuhio Highway, Lihue.

“God says you’re supposed to help people out and this is one way to demonstrate it,” Uno said.

Info: LeAnn at 639-3878 or Carol at 651-5064.

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