Soup Kitchen announces dinner winner
Belfast — The winner of the Belfast Soup Kitchen dinner for two raffle was drawn June 13 at the Soup Kitchen, 9 Field St., Belfast. The person drawing the ticket was chosen at random from guests visiting the Soup Kitchen for coffee hour.
The winning ticket was held by Marybeth Taylor. She has six restaurants from which to choose: Darby's, Dockside, Ocean's Edge, Nautilus, Seng Thai and Weathervane. The ticket can be used at any time during the summer, up until Labor Day.
Upon learning she was the winner, Taylor said, "Isn't that a hoot!"
Proceeds from the raffle were $354, all of which went to the Soup Kitchen.
The mission of the Belfast Soup Kitchen is to provide a safe community where guests can find food, comfort and hope for the future in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Thirty to 70 meals a day are served; most days average about 40, with 10 takeouts. The public is also invited to come for lunch and make a donation in the box provided at the entrance/exit.
Recently the Belfast Soup Kitchen received an award from the Volunteers of America and the Midcoast Maine Re-entry Center for its positive atmosphere.
The Soup Kitchen began as a successor to the St. Francis Soup Kitchen, which St. Brendan's parish could no longer support along with its other responsibilities. Now it is a community-based organization which allows access to funding heretofore unavailable to a solely faith-based organization. Since it is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, contributions are tax-deductible. The board of directors is a diverse group of men and women representing a cross-section of the community. Volunteers are always welcome; just call Lora at 338-4845.