Volunteers Brave The Storm

by Kelly Choate on December 30, 2012 at 3:55 am

Hunger doesn’t stop when bad weather hits.

A group of volunteers, many of them from Ark Springs Baptist Church in Chandlersville, braved the storm to help those in need.  Rita Ogg said a little snow wasn’t going to stop her from making the trip to Christ’s Table.

"That was one of my concerns, because I figured the homeless needed something warm to eat, and I just knew they were going to be here, so I thought I should be here too," said Ogg.

Members of the church donate their time every fifth Saturday.  They served hot soup and sandwiches to anyone who needed a break from the cold.

"It’s always a privilege to do the Lord’s work," said Ogg.  "That’s the way we all feel about it.  Once you come here, you’re pretty much hooked."

Christ’s Table employs six full-time employees, but assistance to prepare, serve and deliver meals is provided from a pool of 100 volunteers.  About 230 in-house meals and 180 homebound meals are served daily.