Saturday, December 26, 2009
The Christmas spirit was alive and well at the Trinity Episcopal Church soup kitchen Friday morning, where around 60 of the city’s homeless and hungry received a hot meal from volunteers.
Attendees ate, drank coffee, and chatted as they enjoyed a traditional holiday meal of ham, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and green bean salad, all to be followed by slices of homemade pie.
The team of volunteers who took time out of their Christmas day said the work was not just about helping those who are down on their luck, but also giving those who work in the kitchen regularly a chance to enjoy their holiday.
“It’s a way to give back to the community and give our Christian friends and workers time to spend with their families,” said Alan Matisoff.
The crew at the kitchen included numerous Torrington Rotary Club members and current Superintendent of Schools Ed Arum, who took up dishwashing duties.