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The Kitchen Celebrates 40 Years Serving the Community

The Kitchen Celebrates 40 Years Serving the Community

The Kitchen will celebrate its 40th Birthday on Monday, March 27, 10am-noon with an open house and anniversary ribbon cutting at The O’Reilly Family Campus. Located at 730 N Glenstone Ave, the O’Reilly Family Campus houses The Kitchen’s Emergency Shelter and the Sam F. and June S. Hamra Family Support Services building.

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, Sister Lorraine and other volunteers were feeding over 200 people.

Sister Lorraine’s legacy continues today as The Kitchen provides housing assistance and case management to over 600 people a year. The Kitchen provides basic needs and community services to an additional 700 youth through Rare Breed Youth Services. The Kitchen provides homeless services to families, individuals, youth, seniors, and Veterans through five programs: emergency shelter, community housing, Home at Last, Rare Breed Youth Services, and Affordable Housing Developments.

Join The Kitchen at The O’Reilly Family Campus March 27, 10am-noon, with a ribbon cutting at 11am. RSVP on Facebook!

About The Kitchen, Inc.

The Kitchen brings stability and purpose to people who are homeless. Dedicated staff, collaboration with community organizations, and community support allow us to end homelessness for families, individuals, youth, seniors, and Veterans. To learn more, visit

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