Last April, The Kitchen, Inc. closed the door to the Missouri Hotel after 20 years of operation. In September, founder Sister Lorraine Biebel passed away and the organization decided to shut down its medical and dental clinic. But, contrary to public belief, the Springfield-based social service provider is expanding and breaking new ground.
Leaders at The Kitchen say closing the Missouri Hotel has hurt donations.
A $200,000 shortfall in donations so far this year could cause The Kitchen, Inc. to make cuts that would directly affect the area's homeless.
A Springfield agency that shelters the homeless is in serious need of support to put a roof over more heads this Summer.
Summer has arrived in the Ozarks and many families are hitting the road. However, for some in our community, there’s no vacation from homelessness. This time of year can be a struggle for area agencies. The Kitchen, Inc. is no exception. Donations fall flat, but there’s still a need to provide emergency shelter and other housing options for the area’s homeless. Financial contributions to The Kitchen, Inc. are down $200,000.