Local church serves a free lunch

Bethel United Methodist Church Nov. 14 opened its doors to the community with the Kitchen of Hope.

Volunteers invite people in need of a hot meal to come join them each Saturday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a “come as you are” free sit-down hot lunch.

Brenda Braden, the originator and leader of this outreach said, “I saw a need for this outreach and felt God asked me to do it.”

“During these hard times of unemployment and all the stress that is in today’s world, there is a need to help not only with a hot meal but also with a warm friendly place where people can come to meet new friends and share the problems in their daily lives,” she said. “As long as there is a need, I will strive hard to keep the Kitchen of Hope open to everyone who has a need.”