We offer free dinner to
anyone in our community.
|Almost every Wednesday|
from 5:00 to 6:30 pm
It began in May 2009, when members of Suquamish UCC served a free dinner to about 30 people in our community on the last Wednesday of each month.
With tremendous support from our community, this Suquamish Community Kitchen has steadily expanded. In April of 2010 we started cooking an additional meal of hearty soup on the first Wednesday of the month.
We are now serving dinner nearly every Wednesday of the year. We serve an average of more than 100 people at each meal. Our highest number of guests was 148 on December 28, 2011.
Menus have included roast chicken, pulled pork, turkey dinners, chili, fresh salads, beverages, and — always — great desserts!
We coordinate our efforts with other churches in North Kitsap, with the hopes that there will be a church providing dinner every day in the last week of the month, in particular –- a time when, for many of our neighbors, the cupboards are bare.
A variety of groups participate in preparing and serving each meal. Teams have included the Medicine Wheel participants, Windermere's Kingston office, Grace Episcopal Church and Cross Sound Church, the Friends of Miller Bay, the Raven Canoe Family, Boy Scout Troop 1502, and the Indianola Book Club.
We have also received tremendous financial support from our community. For example, Grace Episcopal provided grants that allowed us to purchase commercial cooking equipment and two double-oven stoves.
We gratefully appreciate all of the financial donations, as well as donations of time, that have made this possible.