Recently found out that Saturday lunches are held in the fellowship hall of a local church, because the center is closed on weekends. I kinda cringed at that at first, but there will be no services that day though, so I think it's neutral enough. There will just be church workers present to open the doors and lock up behind us. The name of the place is Wiggins Memorial United Methodist Church, at 205 MLK Blvd
Donations have been going great so far. Again, I'm kind of shocked by everyone's generosity.We have:
Lots Sauce and Meat from Pizza Hut
25lbs Pasta from Noodles
29 Loaves Bread from Jimmy Johns (Thanks for the lead, Heckedy Peg!)
Lots of Additional Bread and Meat from Private Donations
Drinks, Plates, and Utensils from the Center
Cooking Equipment from Pizza Hut and Eureka PizzaWe Still Need:
Onions and/or other Veggies
Roasting Pans, or other Large Dishes for Transport
Giant Spatula or Wooden SpoonIf anyone has access to the things we still need, or has anything else they can bring, let me know soon! If we can't find it for free, Marvin's IGA Superstore has promised us at-cost pricing, which is generally 20%, but varies by department. GAME PLAN:
Cooking will commence at my place early tomorrow morning. How early? We'll try for 7, but I'm a heavy sleeper. PM or Call/Text me for the address. We'll brown meat and veggies with a little sauce and some seasoning in one pot, make the base sauce in another, and the pasta in another. The bread can be prepped and rotated through the oven.
Lunch needs to be served by 11:30, but it's recommended that we arrive to set up by 11:00. It will be cafeteria style, with plates at the front end, then pasta, then sauce, then meaty stuffs, then bread. We're expecting 75-100 people, maybe more if the weather is nasty. This is a regular event though, and I've been told that things usually go very smoothly and quickly. We can expect to be out of there by 1:00. We've got four or five planning to attend already, but more is always needed!Food Piles!Location!
(X marks the door.)
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