Discover Our Father’s House Soup Kitchen

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We are very excited about a recently organized dinner dance to be held this month in order to raise money and create awareness of our life-changing organization.

Where: Hillsboro Club
901 Hillsboro Mile
Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062

  • Band & Dancing
  • Dinner & Drinks
  • Video Presentation about Our Father’s House Soup Kitchen
  • Kids’ Party featuring: D.J, Dancing & Buffet
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • All proceeds benefit the Our Father’s House Soup Kitchen

Tickets are $100.00 per Adult and $25 for kids 18 & under.  For info and pricing contact Sergio Dorosario at 954-821-5927 or George Barlow at 954-529-5772.

 

Meet Katie and Jim

Jim and Katie accepting a donation from Pine Crest School

Jim and Katie accepting a donation from Pine Crest School

These two wonderful people can be found almost every day manning the door or behind the scenes at the soup kitchen.  Katie is working with Phyllis Rotonno to make the transition to director as seamless as possible.  We find that our “guests” find the routine very comforting and therefore supports our Mission Statement to create a peaceful and safe environment.

Katie and her husband Jim, while officially “retired” have always felt the need to help those less fortunate.  Jim is usually found behind the scenes and is helping with our community outreach and fund raising.

Please keep us in your prayers daily.

New Items on Our Wish List

AgingVanUnfortunately, we are rapidly approaching the day when we will have to retire our aging van.  She’s costing too much in repairs.  We are praying for a donated cargo van.

This van is used almost every day for food pickups at local restaurants, food drives, grocery stores, etc. so our ability to feed those in need is heavily dependent on this vital piece of equipment.  Our mechanic assures us, she doesn’t have many days left in her.

Merry Christmas

Baby Jesus with Mary and Joseph

During this time of waiting for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and

Savior, we are even more aware of the troubles of those around us.  It is surprising how many of our regular visitors to our soup kitchen have issues other than poverty.  Many are afflicted with severe mental and physical handicaps while others are saddled with a prison record or felony conviction which severely hampers their employment opportunities.

For those without family and friends to rely on for support, we like to think of our ministry as a “home away from home” which is why the focus is on providing a clean, non-preachy, and peaceful refuge.  In order to do this we are in constant need of prayers and monetary support as well as creative and heart-felt programs to help those in need to find their way out what many see as a hopeless situation.

We will be closed on Christmas Day as well as New Year’s Day.  The rest of the time we have decorated the dining room with cards made from a local school and other Chistmas decorations.

Please accept our wishes for a safe and wonderful celebration of the baby Jesus.

 

We are Closed Thanksgiving Day

Please be advised that we will not be open on Thanksgiving Day.  We will resume

Closed on Thanksgiving Day

Let us give thanks for what we have.

operations on Friday, November 29th.  May you and all your friends and families have a blessed Holiday and we pray constantly that those in need will find a safe and pleasant way to commune with others to give thanks to our wonderful God.

Special Lunch Service Thank You

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We were recently blessed by a wonderful group who provided a special lunch with food from Pollo Tropical. Not only did they bring all the chicken and sides, they stayed to help serve and clean up.

Our guests were pleasantly surprised by this treat. The young gentleman who organized it, wanted to do something special to help others on his own birthday. Thank you Richie and your amazing group.

The Demand is Great

While food donations for our daily hot lunch and bagged lunch programs remain stable, we are always in short supply of non-perishable items to be given out to our families with homes that are still in very short supply of food. We are blessed to have such organizations such as St. Coleman’s Catholic Church in Pompano, which performs a monthly food drive at their masses and donates much of this to our organization. Unfortunately, we still run short every month and are often unable to help all of the hungry that come to us for assistance.  It is heartbreaking and frustrating.

Of course our biggest need remains cash donations. The day-to-day operation, while streamlined so that every penny is used efficiently, is still a huge undertaking. To feed and clothe hundreds of people each week takes a toll on our resources which need to be maintained and repaired. Even our van used for pickups is showing its age and is overdue for a replacement.

Recently the numbers of people we serve have been growing due to cutbacks at some of the other feeding programs in Broward County and we are struggling to keep us with this demand. Please consider a cash donation or providing something from our Wish List page. Your life will be truly blessed by your generosity.

Volunteers Needed

While we are blessed with regular weekly volunteers, it seems we are in need of help in a couple of areas.

The Publix on Rock Island and Atlantic in Margate generously donates their leftover bakery goods which we pick up Monday through Friday.  These items are vital to our daily lunch menu which includes quality desserts and breads as well as items for those seeking food from our limited food pantry.  We use volunteers to perform this service and need someone on Friday mornings only.  The items must be picked up from the bakery before 8am and delivered directly to our building.

The other opportunities are to help with the same pickup at Publix but only on a Monday or Thursday during the months of June, July, or August.  This is ideal for college-aged students or teachers looking to fill their summer months with helping a ministry in need.

Please contact us as soon as possible.