Change the World With Us – One Meal at a Time
What a blessing it is to have a home – with cupboards stocked with food – where we can share meals with family and friends. Yet in several nearby neighborhoods, many people do not have dependable and regular access to food.
This got me thinking: how could Momma Chef meet the needs of people beyond my immediate and virtual communities? How can we make a difference TOGETHER?
Beginning this fall, I will be opening and running a Chicago based soup kitchen — a safe, clean, uplifting environment to service underprivileged and under-resourced families. Once a week, “Momma Chef’s Soup Kitchen at Congregation K.I.N.S.” will provide a four-course homemade hot dinner, as well as bagged lunches to-go.
Here’s where YOU are needed.
In order to serve 8,000 meals during the first year at no cost to our guests, the soup kitchen must be funded by generous donations and sustained by committed and compassionate volunteers. Momma Chef menus will be used to create delicious and nutritious meals for about $700 per night – that’s about $4 per meal, less than the cost of a latte at our local coffee shop. Think of the difference that will make to so many elderly, unemployed, underemployed, poor or homeless men, women and children.
I know that there are many worthy causes vying for your support, but at Momma Chef’s Soup Kitchen, 100% of your tax-deductible donation will go toward the meals. That’s right, every single dollar will go to people in need.
|100% of Donations to Meal Provision|
|There are NO administrative costs because all of my time will be donated.|
There are NO staffing costs because the kitchen will be staffed by volunteers.
There is NO facility charge because Congregation K.I.N.S. of West Rogers Park is generously allowing us to use its beautiful space for free.
And Congregation K.I.N.S. is a 501(c)(3) charity, so the full amount of your donation will be tax deductible.
Please stand beside me to make a difference. Let’s be important to people beyond our own neighborhoods – to underemployed mothers worried about giving their children a nourishing dinner, to unemployed men trying to find work on empty stomachs, to elderly and neglected neighbors who have forgotten the pleasure of a home-cooked meal. “Momma Chef’s Soup Kitchen at Congregation K.I.N.S.” needs your help to extend the table to those in need.
We are so fortunate; being on this site means you are planning a meal for your family or loved ones. Won’t you share some of your abundance with others? Could you stretch your bounty to sponsor one week of meals for $700? Or one month of meals for $2800? Remember: every dollar of your tax-deductible donation will go directly to feeding others.
Beyond your own personal donation, would you consider asking your place of work or a local business to give as well? What a wonderful way for a company to give back! And how amazing would it be for its employees to volunteer together?
With appreciation of your support,