The Stone Soup Ministry team at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church will be firing up the griddle instead of filling up soup pots for a special free community meal Friday, October 28, from 5-6 p.m. Everyone is invited to the breakfast for dinner meal that will include pancakes and bacon along with fresh fruit, and milk, all provided by Kroger, a press release said. The October meal marks the start of the seventh year of the ministry.
Dine-in or takeout will be available from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Social Hall of the church, which is located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike (close to traffic light number #2) in Oak Ridge.
â€œWe are so grateful to our community partner Kroger for supplying the food for the October meal and for helping it to become a community tradition. This is the fourth year they have donated the food,â€ said program coordinator Jinx Watson. â€œThroughout the year they also provide fresh fruit to serve at our meals, something our diners really enjoy.â€
The Stone Soup Ministry meal is held the last Friday of every month. Since starting in September of 2010, more than 7,000 meals have been served. The ministry is supported by donations of food and financial support from individuals in the ORUUC Congregation and the wider Oak Ridge community, the Jewish Congregation of Oak Ridge, and community partners Kroger for donations of fresh fruit and Hankâ€™s Market for non-perishable foods.
For more information about the October 28 meal, please call the ORUUC office at (865) 483-6761.
This pressÂ release was submitted by Maureen Hoyt.