Homeless coalition seeks warm meals, volunteer cooks for local soup kitchen

Homeless coalition seeks warm meals, volunteer cooks for local soup kitchen

VICTORIA, Texas- Five hundred and eighty plates were served as part of the Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church Thanksgiving drive-thru for low-income individuals and families in need.

It was an adjustment made from the usual in-person community meal, out of caution and to protect against COVID-19, shared Kim Pickens, director of the Humility Project, at Thursday’s monthly Victoria Area Homeless Coalition meeting.

“I thought it was going to be for a couple of hours and within an hour and a half they were done,” Pickens said.

The only local soup kitchen in Victoria, Christ’s Kitchen is in need of more cooks. If interested go here to learn more.

The Humility Project is also accepting hot meals for those that are living out of their cars. If you are able to donate a warm meal, contact the Humility Project by going here.

Also, if you are low-income and without Medicare, Medicaid or health insurance, the city of Victoria and the Victoria Fire Department are hosting another flu vaccine clinic from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 6th at the Victoria Community Center.

“I want to say that the city and the fire department, the EMS, and the local agencies work together to provide this and they’ve done five different events,” said Keith Rucker, president of the Victoria Area Homeless Coalition. “We really need to push this because they have a lot of flu vaccines still available.”