Did you know that King’s Kitchen, Springfield Assembly’s food outreach, has been serving our community since 2002? The initiative, which has been led by Angela Crangle for the past six years and was started by Cheryl Duncan, has helped thousands of people throughout Greater Akron experience God’s love in a tangible way. Volunteers from Springfield Assembly and other neighboring churches offer their time and energy to make the ministry possible.
King’s Kitchen has two components—food boxes and community dinners. The food boxes are given out twice a month to those who financially qualify. The distribution takes place every second Wednesday and on the fourth Thursday of each month.
The dinner also takes place the fourth Thursday of every month, with slight schedule changes during November and December. Each month these special evenings include a devotional time beforehand and lively fellowship during the meal. Crangle sums it up by saying, “We are so happy that we can feed both body and soul!”
One of the vital components of Kings’ Kitchen is the volunteer staff. About 15 to 20 people faithfully help each month and make this ministry thrive. From set up to clean up, there is something for every type of helper, both young and old. Some bring homemade desserts and cook, others serve and clean, while additional volunteers pack and distribute food boxes. There are also volunteers who simply converse with the guests, bring a listening ear, share some friendship, and add much joy to the evening.
The ministry is a powerful reflection of what can happen when people serve one another in the love of Christ. Every month, without fail, there are smiles on many, many faces!
To find out more about King’s Kitchen or to sign up as a volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Financial gifts are always welcome to offset the costs associated with the ministry.