Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day - what a celebration...

The Chattanooga Community Kitchen celebrated Christmas by serving more than 350 people on Christmas Day. Everyone enjoyed a restaurant style, traditional sit-down meal. Dozens of volunteers helped by serving the clients and making sure that everyone had all the bread and drinks they wanted. It was a great day!

Santa made sure everyone left with a gift bag filled with hygeine items, hats, gloves, blankets and some special surprises. The kids all received toys and a great time with Santa...especially one little boy who got a bicycle.

Thanks to all that made the day great!

Please watch the video below....
The video can also be viewed on youtube.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

City Wide Fast Day Proclamation and urgent financial need

We are proud to announce that the City of Chattanooga has proclaimed a "City Wide Fast Day."

This is a great step in bringing awareness to our cause. Remember, we still need your help! To date, we still over $200,000 to meet our goal of $550,ooo. Without your support, we will have to cut our essential services to our area's most vulnerable citizens. Please send in your donation today!

The proclamation text is below:


WHEREAS: The City of Chattanooga takes pleasure in paying tribute to those special organizations who have dedicated themselves to the betterment of our community; and

WHEREAS: The Chattanooga Community Kitchen serves the homeless and needy of our area by providing a feeding program, job training, shelters, clothing, housing, basic needs and much more; and

WHEREAS: The Community Kitchen relies on area individuals, churches, and businesses for support, and especially on Fast Day in particular, to provide the support for these programs; and

WHEREAS: The Community Kitchen serves over 120,000 meals each year and helps thousands with employment and housing needs; and

WHEREAS: The Community Kitchen is an important part of our community and serves our area’s most vulnerable citizens and once a year, requests the residents of Chattanooga to fast for a day and donate the cost of one day’s meals to those less fortunate

Now Therefore, I, Ron Littlefield, Mayor of the City of Chattanooga, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, December 16, 2008 as

City Wide Fast Day

Monday, December 1, 2008

Ongoing Needs

The Community Kitchen's Needs List:
  • funding
  • blankets
  • adult coats (men and women's - large preferred)
  • adult socks
  • adult underwear
  • shoes (larger sizes)
  • towels and washcloths
  • sandwich bags
  • 55 gallon garbage sacks
  • food service grade plastic wrap
  • grits
  • butter
  • paper sacks
  • 100 cup coffee maker
  • #10 cans of food
  • noodles
  • plastic forks, spoons and knives
  • dinner napkins
  • your support

WMBW Food Drive Results

We are amazed by the response of WMBW Moody Radio and their listening audience.

The 2008 WMBW Drive-By Turkey Fry and Food Drive raised 14.8 tons of food and 722 turkeys! This is an all time high, showing just how much we can all accomplish together.

Thank you for blessing the Community Kitchen and our clients with your support!

Even with such a great outpouring, we still need help; the needs this year are greater than ever!