Yesterday, January 18th, the Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee recruited volunteers to meet at 4:30 and make the trek out to Glasgow to serve the first of many community dinners. For weeks we’ve been advertising through the Glasgow Food Pantry, and flyers around town, our meal service. No RSVP was necessary, so there was no saying how many meals we’d serve.
In Glasgow, we were met by members of the Concerned Citizens group who is graciously allowing us to use their Community Center building. Throughout the night our volunteers served around 50 meals. Kids came back for seconds on the mac and cheese, and even the green beans! We received many thanks, appreciation for a good meal, and a comment from one 90 year old guest that what we were doing reminded him of his past service.
Yesterday was about building a foundation. We honor Martin Luther King Jr and strive to continue his legacy with service and the promise of more to come.
A reporter from the News-Gazette accompanied us, so be looking for more photos in this week’s paper!