God's Kitchen - Battle Creek serves 4137 meals to needy in first month
Talk about starting a business with a bang! God's Kitchen - Battle Creek, the new nonprofit soup kitchen located at First Baptist Church in downtown Battle Creek, has served 4137 meals in its first month of operation.
"We attribute the number to need and good food," said Pastor William Stein, Chairman of the soup kitchen.
Since it opened on October 11, God's Kitchen - Battle Creek has served catfish, beef brisket, pork loin, meatloaf, teriyaki chicken and bar-b-que beef and pork spare ribs.
"That is just the beginning," Stein said. "With the support of our community partners, we intend to serve more gourmet dinners to the needy."
Stein is referring to the Food Bank of South Central Michigan, where 90 percent of God's Kitchen's food is purchased and donated. Food is prepared at First Congregational Church and Arcadia Brewing Company before it is served at First Baptist Church for anyone who is hungry!
"Jesus said to 'Prepare a Feast for the Poor,'" Stein said. "We shall endeavor to fulfill that edict for as long as this program exists."
God's Kitchen - Battle Creek is funded by donations and sponsorship. To make a tax-deductible contribution, send your check to: God's Kitchen - Battle Creek, P.O. Box 4127, Battle Creek, Michigan 49016. Or make a donation online at www.godskitchenbattlecreek.org.