The Kitchen, Inc. Celebrates Beacon Village II at Ribbon Cutting Event

The Kitchen, Inc. Celebrates Beacon Village II at Ribbon Cutting Event Affordable housing development is result of collaboration between several organizations.   WHO: The Kitchen, Inc.; Missouri Housing Development Commission; Housing Plus, LLC.; Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri; and Wallace Architects.   WHAT: Ribbon cutting event with local dignitaries addressing community   WHERE: Beacon Village II, 3902 W. Helen Street, Springfield   WHEN: Friday, September 9th, 10:00 A.M.   WHY: The community will celebrate the grand opening of Beacon Village II, a housing development which helps meet one the our community’s most critical needs—affordable permanent housing. Local dignitaries will speak…
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The Kitchen, Inc. Awarded $490,000 to Assist Homeless Veterans

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (August 31, 2016) – The Kitchen, Inc. has once again been awarded a substantial grant from the Veterans Administration under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. This year’s award totals $491,179.00. The grant will provide temporary financial assistance for rent payments, utility payments, security deposits and moving costs to homeless and at-risk veterans and their families. The Kitchen, Inc. through its Home at Last program will be able to assist approximately 150 households in Greene, Christian and Webster counties. Since it began in October 2013, The Kitchen, Inc.’s Home at Last - Supportive Services for Veteran…
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Knights Raise More Than $50,000 for The Kitchen, Inc.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (June 28, 2016) – The Knights of Columbus will be presenting The Kitchen, Inc. with a sizable donation today, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. The check presentation is at 7:00 p.m. during the Knights of Columbus meeting at Holy Trinity Church (Parish Hall), located at 2818 East Bennett in Springfield.   Participants raised $53,757 for The Kitchen, Inc. during this year’s Bowl-A-Thon. Every penny, nickel, dime and dollar from the annual event goes directly to The Kitchen, Inc. The Knights of Columbus covers all the costs of the fundraiser. In addition to raising money, the more than 600 participants…
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Summer Hitting The Kitchen, Inc. Hard

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (June 14, 2016) —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. Donations help fund housing programs including Housing First, Home at Last and The Rare Breed youth housing.  Just last year, The Kitchen, Inc. served more…
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Need for Hygiene, Food, and Household Items Grows

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. –  The Kitchen, Inc.’s need for certain hygiene, household and food items has increased as more individuals and families are being benefited by the organization’s programs in 2016. Items wanted include: Sunscreen Diapers (all sizes, particularly 3s,4s and 5s) Baby Wipes 13 Gallon Trash Bags Body Wash Shampoo Laundry Detergent Pop Top Cans of Food Cleaning Supplies (mops, sponges, bleach, Lysol, Pine-Sol) “These items are needed now more than ever to sustain an adequate supply due to the increased number of people needing assistance,” stated Rorie Orgeron, CEO of The Kitchen, Inc. “It takes a community-wide effort to…
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