by Laurie Wick
We have put together 60+ meals for the women at Sophia Way once a month for more than five years. It has been a wonderful way to help out and have many of us participating each month.
Then the pandemic hit and we stopped as our church kitchen was closed and then the women temporarily moved and meals were provided via fundraising and restaurants.
Now, Sophia Way is expanding to their new shelter in Kirkland and will also be keeping the Bellevue shelter going. This means they have LOTS of need for hot meals. Twenty each day for dinner at the Bellevue shelter and 40 hot lunches and 40 hot dinners each day at the Kirkland shelter.
Our fantastic Sophia Way meals coordinator, Marian Hayes, is retiring from her role. She has been such a joy to work with, totally reliable and cheerful.
Thus, we need someone to step up to take over as Sophia Way meals coordinator. Can this be you? At first we will probably be cooking in our own kitchens and dropping off at East Shore for the delivery. Once we feel more comfortable being back at church, we can start cooking together at East Shore. This person would put out a request for contributions to the meals via Sign-up Genius.
JoAnne Way has been organizing our deliveries, but we also need more volunteers there. Lunches would need to be delivered (hot) to Kirkland between 11-11:30. Dinners need to be delivered (hot) to either the Bellevue or Kirkland shelter between 6-6:30. Can you help coordinate this?
We have enough volunteers at East Shore that we should be able to make this happen, but it takes some leadership. Please consider these roles. Together we DO make a DIFFERENCE!