May 20, 2020 2:55 PM

Christian Soup Ministry seeking support

Posted May 20, 2020 2:55 PM

By NICK GOSNELL

Hutch Post

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Christian Soup Ministry has been in Hutchinson since the 1980s and they are doing things a little differently now because of the pandemic.

"Right now, we're down to about 80 meals a day," said Stanley Murdock. "Normally, we have about 150 to 160 meals that we serve when the dining room is open. We plan to reopen the dining room on June 1st."

About 50 of those 80 are being delivered, but that requires a medical referral. The others are being picked up on the days they serve at 5 p.m.

"Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, we're there from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, we're there from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m."

Churches and volunteer groups from across the community help with the preparation and distribution of the meals.

"We have about 134 different churches and organizations that help us out on a yearly basis," Murdock said. "That's what we had last year."

The Ministry also has a clothes closet and food bank, as well. Eagle Radio through the Schmidt Foundation is matching donations all day on May 20 to the Ministry. Donate online or send a check made out to the Christian Soup Ministry to  Eagle Radio Hutchinson, PO Box 1036, Hutchinson, KS 67504.

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Quest Center changes its name and mission

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Reno County Entrepreneurship Task Force and the Quest Center board of directors, announced Tuesday that the Quest Center is expanding its purpose and changing its name to StartUp Hutch.

The decision to find a new name and purpose began last year when the Reno County Entrepreneurship Task Force provided recommendations to the community. Task Force members and the Quest Center board of directors saw an opportunity to evolve the Quest Center to become the home of an “entrepreneur navigator” and the hub connecting entrepreneurs.

In addition to fostering an entrepreneur community through online and in-person activities, StartUp Hutch will help entrepreneurs navigate the business start-up process. It will continue to provide services such as loan assistance, business plan review, and succession planning.

For more information and entrepreneurship resources, visit StartUpHutch.com.