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.
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Our Newsletter from Nov-Dec 2013. Click to view or download the .pdf version
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Unfortunately, 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.
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.