Jamie Maughan has found an exceptional volunteer experience at Bread and Roses soup kitchen in Lawrence--and he wonders, "Wouldn't it be great if a few UUCR folks could go together, every couple of weeks?"
He writes, "I've had a really incredible experience at Bread and Roses...We have been serving 140 to 160 people per night and actually ran out of food [recently] (not all food, we still had peanut butter and jelly and some of the main dish)." The work does require some stamina: on a recent shift, Jamie was setting tables, serving food, washing dishes, and cleaning up from about 4:00 to 7:45. But "the hard work makes it so much more rewarding!"
To become part of a UUCR Bread and Roses team, contact Jamie.
From https://sites.google.com/site/breadandroseslawrencema/home: "Bread & Roses fulfills its mission to ease the hungers in our community, providing guests with a hot, nutritious evening meal and distributing food, clothing and basic life necessities to those most in need.
"Bread & Roses has been providing free meals, clothing, hygiene products, childcare supplies and medical needs to the Lawrence community since 1980. Our soup kitchen, open five nights a week, prepares a three-course meal, homemade soup to dessert, for more than 150 people--men, women, and children who have to be or want to be here."