Monday, November 10, 2014

Salon h. davis holding canned food drive to aid Soup Kitchen

Salon h.davis, 2450 E. 25th Street, is partnering with Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen, 301 S. Boulevard, to collect canned food items to stock its pantry.

Founded in 1985, the Soup Kitchen is open seven days a week and serves more than 55,000 meals a year, relying solely on donations and community volunteers. People served by the Soup Kitchen include the working poor, homeless, transients, low income, elderly, children, unemployed and handicapped. No one is turned away and no questions are asked.

“In preparation for cold weather, we want to make sure they have enough donations to feed anyone who needs a good meal,” said salon owner Niki Young.

“The Soup Kitchen is an incredible resource to our community. Many of the guests that they serve are employed, but are not making a wage that is allows them to be food-secure. We cannot stand idly by while families with children struggle to obtain food. Our salon needed to find a way to help.”

From not until Nov. 29, salon h.davis is offering a $5-off coupon for any service at salon h.davis in exchange for five cans of food or five non-perishable food items. Canned fruits and vegetables, creamed soups like cream of mushroom, chicken, tuna, etc., canned chili and canned spaghetti sauce are good, too. Please consider purchasing a few extras and dropping them off this month, Tuesday through Saturday.

On a personal note, I would encourage anybody to eat lunch at the Soup Kitchen sometime. The food is always good, but you will get more than something to eat — you will meet real people who aren’t a whole lot different from yourself. You will not be taking food out of anyone else's mouth. No one is going to hassle you about whether you are deserving or “gaming the system.” What you will come away with is a true appreciation for God's love at work in the world.

"If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." 1 John 3:17-18