The Kitchen, Inc. Celebrates 35 Years of Making an Impact

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (March 27, 2018) — On March, 27, 1983, Sister Lorraine Biebel took $50 and began serving meals to the homeless. That first meal was held in the St. Agnes School cafeteria and had 39 diners. In less than two months, more than 200 people were being fed by Sister Lorraine and her group of volunteers. Sister Lorraine’s legacy continues today as The Kitchen, Inc. provides housing and stabilizing services to 637 individuals including 228 children. The 637 also include 135 veterans and their families and 31 seniors. Our Rare Breed Youth Outreach Center serves more than 1,000 youth a year averaging 50 youth (ages 13-24) a night. As one of the largest social service providers in our area, The Kitchen currently employs more than 40 people with more…
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