Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen

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This past week we had the "privilege to volunteer" & help out at the Loaves and Fishes Family (soup) Kitchen in San Jose California.

They have been feeding the needy in San Jose now for 40 years and what they do is a real blessing to the people they serve every day. A lot of them have no other place to go to get food to keep alive, so they are there every day.

The meals that they provide are all very healthy and they use fresh vegetables that they grow in their own garden out back of their facility, can't get much fresher than that.

I was there with our daughter and two of her children who volunteered to help out in the kitchen. 

We first helped prepare the food, cutting up all the ingredients for the salad, peeling carrots and cutting them up, preparing the bok choi lettuce for the soup that was made and enjoyed by the people.

We had a lot of compliments on the soup that was very healthy and great tasting with chunks of chicken added. That was my job serving the soup, many people came back for seconds and they were fed nutritional food.

The main course was a pasta dish with chicken with a white sauce, the people were served a very generous helping with the option to come back for seconds after all were served, and many did.

Seeing this first-hand makes you realize how thankful we should be if you have a roof overhead, a warm bed, and food in your stomach you are in a better place than a lot of people.

My research shows me that 150 million are homeless in the world & 1.6 Billion lives in (inadequate shelters).

In the U.S. alone 42 million suffer from hunger throughout the nation.

If you have a chance to volunteer at a soup kitchen you will be greatly appreciated by the workers and the people who need food. 

It was great to see that most of the people we served thanked us for the food and for volunteering to serve them.

Lets all pitch in and help wherever we can and by doing this we can help to change those statistics and help our fellow man, ladies, and children.

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