Local Soup Kitchen Warms Body & Soul


Last updated 11/20/2019 at 4:29pm

News photo by Karin Hill

From left, Alexandra Georgi and Moises Chavez, along with other soldiers from Fort Carson, serve a plate of Thanksgiving food to helper Luke Adamczyk at the Community Soup Kitchen at First United Methodist Church of Fountain on Nov. 15. Adamczyk and other children from Cross Creek Church brought plates to dozens of people who had come in to enjoy a hot meal. The soldiers, members of B Co., 4BSB, 1SBCT, had joined Cross Creek Church volunteers for their monthly rotation running the soup kitchen.

For more than a decade, locals and travelers alike have been coming in to a Friday night soup kitchen in Fountain. Some come for the warm meal, others for the company.

It really doesn't matter who they are or why they come; all are welcome.

"It feels like you're sitting down with family," volunteer Cindy Averill said.

The Community Soup Kitchen at First United Methodist Church, 1003 N. Santa Fe Ave., opened its doors in October 2008. A church member had suggested that the congregation might be able to serve the community in this way, and members took on the challenge to provide a monthly me...

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