Community Kitchen is an outreach of Rivers' Edge Community Church.
Since 2009, the Community Kitchen has provided meals, community and comfort as an outreach to the less fortunate in NdG. With servings twice a week at dinner time, of salad - soup - and main course, with dessert, many guests come to spend time with friends, reconnect, and recharge in the company of an accepting and welcoming group of volunteers.
When a mechanical failure resulted in a pipe flooding the facilities, a 1-800 helpline and community Facebook page was immediately setup to communicate with the population of guests who were served by the Community Kitchen.
This has allowed clients to remain in contact, and to receive updates on a regular basis, despite having very little interaction with the hosting church during renovations and refit. Many clients have little material means, and can only access a toll free number from public payphones.
This essential lifeline makes them feel connected to each other and the outreach ministry while the facilities are being repaired.