Many Meals and Many Homes – That’s what we need in this Week 426 – March 15, 2017

You know it’s not a crime to be homeless, right? It’s also not a crime to be homeless and have your children with you.

When does it become a crime? Is it when the mother has been kicked out of a garage with two girls and have no place to go? Is it when they have no way to transport their personal items and no place to put them. Is it when there is no money for anything?

You put them in a motel for three nights, give them $50 for some food at the local gas station grocery store, and get the girls to school wearing the same clothes they slept in.  You call Child Protection Services and wait. You pray help comes.

Today’s event.

Since the weather will be warm tomorrow, we’ll work on a nice cold chicken salad with fresh bell pepper, artichoke dressing, onions and celery, fresh cooked carrots, slider rolls, orange slices, lettuce and romaine salad. We have new servers every week and they get a glimpse of the faceless part of our community, and often voiceless.

Grandmothers with young grandchildren, single parts, lonely adults, some on the streets, some almost there.   Our goal  is to serve them cheerfully with a generous and nutritious meal. We simply let them know this meal is for them and they are important. I so thank the Presbyterian Church for their willingness to let us use their kitchen. We make such a mess. However, at the end of the night, you would not know we were there.

Come visit us sometime. It’s a miracle every week.

 

 

 

About Kay Wilson-Boltonhttp://www.kaywilsonbolton.netWith a full-time career in real estate, I can add to your bank of knowledge, not only in real estate but in many areas of life that deal with people and relationships and choices. My real estate career has taught me many lessons about planning ahead and looking forward. I believe in helping along the way so that they can be the best they can be in any situation. I serve as a Fire Department Chaplain and Coordinator for the Many Meals Project which serves homeless and hungry families in my community. The event is far more than many meals. I make pastoral visits to the inmates in the County Jail System and offer them what God says about "all things being new" and His remarkable plan for our lives. I have served my community as Mayor and in many volunteer capacities. I serve others by serving God first. My husband is involved in prison ministry and is a graphic artist. We live a simple life in Santa Paula with an office cat named Scout, three rescued poodles and two cats at home.

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