March 25, 2020
Contact: Stefanie Nentrup
Community Development Coordinator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield, MO – With the recent order to “shelter in place”, The Kitchen, Inc. continues to follow the directions put forth by the local health officials, the CDC and WHO. We recognize the impact and uncertainty this creates for all in our community.
“Can you imagine how scary it is to hear ‘shelter in place’ if you don’t have a home? Where do you go? The Kitchen will continue to provide housing and support services for clients currently in our housing programs and those referred to us by our partnering agencies. Housing is healthcare.” said Meleah Spencer, CEO.
The Kitchen, Inc. staff will continue providing resources, support services and health checks for our clients via the phone. Staff is routinely cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces within our buildings. Physical distancing guidelines are in place and all our clients have the appropriate cleaning products to clean and sanitize their homes as well as food and hygiene items.
“Even with all the uncertainty felt, our generous volunteers continue to donate 40 brown bag dinners daily for our Rare Breed youth. We will continue to monitor and adjust strategies to keep everyone safe and healthy moving forward” Spencer stated.
We have received questions on how the community can help our clients. Our current needs are antibacterial hand gel, disinfecting wipes, daily multi vitamin, socks and your financial support. Thank you to our donors and volunteers for your commitment in fulfilling our mission of bringing stability and purpose to people who are homeless.
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