Re: “Let them eat cake… I mean croissants ” – Many Meals Week 427 on March 22, 2017

There are several multi-generation families who come to Many Meals. Here are two families who come weekly. We aren’t just another free meal any more.

Every week at Food Share I watch the pastry section at Food Share overflow with croissants. It’s amazing to me that so many are made. I trick to stick to the whole wheat rolls. Our cooking crew has always worked hard at balancing the meals and the menus to be sure Many Meals is nutritious for our guests.

Today there were hundreds of one day old croissants. It dawned on me  that rich people (or people with disposable income) get to have croissants anytime they want, and my guests deserve equal or better.   So, tomorrow its croissants with our spaghetti casserole with turkey sausage laced with beer cheese and spaghetti sauce, grated cole slaw and carrot salad, fresh cooked carrots from Garman’s Pub, tangerines and, of course, croissants.

Last week we were joined by Catalyst Church members who helped clean up and by members of Puente de Vida Church including about 15 kids who helped serve along with members of the Key Club from the high school. I love that kind of help. Those kids could be anywhere you know.

In case you need a little extra workout yourself, you might think about joining us once in a while. I noted the day after my foot surgery, I only walked about 3,330 steps.  Last Wednesday and six days later at Many Meals, I took 10,633 steps.

There were many stories last week. One was a mother seeking help for there three year-old put in a bad way with a caretaker to a mother with two girls evicted from a garage. Talked to police department about both. Chief McLean and Officers Cagnacci, Varner and Spencer are the best.

Okay Monty. You can go to bed now. (Monty is one of my retired volunteers with a special sparkle and appreciation for this work. He doesn’t go to bed on Tuesday night until he get the Many Meals Memo.)




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. As a result of my work with the homeless population in my community, I received the Good Neighbor Award 2017 from the National Association of Realtors and named as a Champion of Homes in 2015 by the California Association of Realtors. 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 a cat named Tony Diane at home.

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