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 than 600 people including 162 veterans and their families, 151 children and 43 young adults. It takes about $20 a day to provide housing and support services to our clients.
It is through the community’s generosity, The Kitchen, Inc. is able to provide more than 150 affordable housing units and 50 beds at our emergency shelter. We need your help! Making a donation is easy. Just log on to our website and follow the link to the Donation page, send a donation in the mail to 1630 N. Jefferson, Springfield, MO 65803 or you can call The Kitchen, Inc. at 417-837-1500.