The holidays have always been a time to look back on the memories we’ve made and count the many blessings we received throughout the year. We know that for many of you, this year has been hard. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives in many ways. It has been especially hard for folks who are homeless or living in poverty. In response, The Kitchen, Inc. adapted so that we could continue to safely serve those in need. Through shelter-in-place orders and social distancing measures, The Kitchen, Inc. stayed open, providing vital services to families, individuals, youth, seniors, and Veterans. Since January, we have provided services to over 635 individuals, including over 200 children.
One family housed with The Kitchen, Inc. is a Navy Veteran and her two daughters, ages seven and four. In January, her rent check bounced, and shortly after she was laid off in the early days of the pandemic. She and her daughters were forced to shelter in a small hotel room for several weeks. With the help of The Kitchen, Inc.’s Home At Last program, the family moved into a new apartment they now call home.
“Getting a place where the girls have their own rooms and neighbors their age to play with has been great.”
To help us house more families, anonymous donors have issued a $40,000 challenge to the community. Donations made December 1 through December 31 this year will be matched up to $40,000!