Thanks to the young students at St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in Boca Raton, FL
It has been a very busy holiday season with many good things happening which means it is time to give our staff a much-deserved break. We will be closed on Christmas Day as well as the day after Christmas. We will also be closed on New Years Day.
Christmas Day, Dec. 25th – Closed
Day after Christmas, Dec. 26th – Closed
Normal schedule resumes on Monday December 29th.
New Years Day, Thursday Jan. 1st – Closed
Friday Jan. 2nd – Open
We are constantly amazed and gratified by the great and generous people of all faiths and beliefs who believe in the necessity to help those in need. Now that the Christmas season is in full swing, we have seen some impressive food and toy drives and thankfully we have been able to match these gifts with many local families.
This array of new and unwrapped toys was dropped off recently. The thoughtfulness is astounding and the joy in watching the families with young children pick out a gift is worth all the effort.
We will be closed this Thanksgiving, November 27, 2014. We hope that all of those seeking food and togetherness find it with others in the community. God Bless to all.
Friday is open as usual.
We expect a larger number of guests toward the end of the month but last Tuesday was exceptional. With God’s unending help we were able to serve 162 lunches on that day. The challenge is not only planning, preparing and cooking for such a large number but also the challenge of serving and coordinating the table service all within an hour and a half.
While it may seem we are complaining about all the extra work, it is just the opposite! Our mission is to insure that no one who can make it to our doors goes hungry. We are there to serve and while we would love for our services to be unnecessary, we know that is not the case and that still many more need a consistent source of food.
Congratulations to our cook Kenny along with our regular kitchen helpers Tony and Nicole as well as all our hard-working and dedicated volunteers. They are priceless!
Complete with fresh Rosemary for a topping and garnish.
We’re continually amazed at the culinary delights our cook/chef is able to come up with in spite of never knowing what will be available week to week. Check out these scrumptious-looking turkeys!
In order to give our staff and volunteers a much-needed day off, we will not be open on Monday September 1st. And, it couldn’t come at a better time since we crushed our single-day record this week with 159 meals on Tuesday. Our previous high was around 130! What a day but we are always reminded of the story of Jesus feeding the masses with the measly few loaves and fishes. With God’s help, and the help of his good stewards who help support this ministry with their time, talents and treasures, we have been able to serve all who come. Thank you all!!
Katie with Cathy Coney and Clint Painter
We are truly amazed and gratified at the support from the Pompano Beach Community! Clint Painter and Cathy Coney of Pompano Beach, FL Elks Lodge stopped by recently with several boxes of much-needed meat to be used in the direct feeding of the homeless and needy at our daily lunch.
We will be closed this 4th of July and pray for all who come for both spiritual and physical nourishment a very safe and happy holiday. Of course, business as usual on Monday, July 7, 2014.
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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.
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.