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Local church starting soup kitchen

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For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in. --Matthew 25:35

The Joy of Life Fellowship Church here is trying to see that no one goes hungry for at least two days of the week when it opens “David’s Deli” every Wednesday and Thursday starting May 8-9.

The deli will serve up lunch specials, as well as fellowship and good music, from noon-2 p.m., said Pastor Sandra McEvoy, who came up with the idea.

“I just wanted to do something for the community,” she noted. “I just believe, as a church, part of our responsibility is to reach out to the community and not just stay in a little box.

“We should meet the needs—physically and spiritually—of the community,” she stressed.

While the soup kitchen will be open just two days a week for now, Pastor McEvoy said this could change down the road if the demand is there.

“I know there’s a need for this, but we don’t know exactly how great it is,” she remarked.

“David’s Deli” is located at the Joy of Life Fellowship Church (714 Armit Ave.)

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