HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Last year, the Christian Soup Ministry served 384 people at their annual Thanksgiving meal. This is the 38th year for the soup ministry to host the meal at Third and Elm.
The meal is on Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m-1 p.m. Home deliveries for the meals will begin at 10 a.m.
Director Stanley Murdock said staff and volunteers started to prepare food for the meals at the start of this month.
"There's a lot of people that work behind the scenes to get the meal ready to go," Murdock said.
Murdock said there are multiple opportunities to volunteer on Wednesday which include serving and cooking the food. Volunteers for the meal range from those who have served several years and those who choose to serve for the first time.
"We don't have a big dining room here and we need people that are willing to run up and down the stairs with the food, and wait on the people and serve pies and rolls to the people and all those different kinds of things," Murdock said.
The full menu will include turkey, stuffing, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls and pie. Donations come from community members and organizations. The rolls and pie are donated by Dillons.
Stanley said the meal will be prepared for 500 people. At about 12:30 p.m., folks can take meals home with them if there are any leftovers.
"It started out with four turkeys and we are probably going to do about 25 this time," Murdock said. "We do it to feed the community."
Those who would like to have their meal delivered to them must make a reservation for it by Monday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.
As of Thursday, Nov. 16 the Christian Soup Ministry is still in need of more turkey, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce. Call (620)-662-6468 to donate food or receive a home delivered meal.