On Friday March 7, LCCC went to The Ark Aid Street Mission for the first time to serve dinner to patrons of the London community, and for many members, it was also their first time serving at a soup kitchen in general.
We arrived early to help set up, and we were ready to get started! :) Some of the roles included:
|Handing out dinner tickets and ready with a hand sanitizer|
|We served a hot meal, with a choice of 2 different types of salad and a fruit mix for dessert|
|We served tea and coffee, while greeting and talking to the patrons|
Towards the middle of the night, half of us traded off the floor to begin washing the many dishes. With LCCC, even washing dishes can be fun....
|We wiped down the trays in prep for others to begin washing the dishes|
The Coordinator for the Dinner Service passed a comment to Alana later that week of how "[he] really enjoyed having LCCC that night, especially because [he has] never had so many people laughing while washing dishes"
It was also Karaoke Night at The Ark!!! Seline shared her beautiful talent with others and sang some songs on the guitar.
POST SOUP KITCHEN
After smelling and staring at food for several hours, our stomachs were screaming "FEED ME". So we decided to give our stomachs a little treat and we went to Marble Slab (for some of us, it was our very first time!)
|Ice cream makes everything better|
But we all know Marble Slab isn't real food....so we went next door to Prince Albert's to grab a bite to eat. Oh! And it's first Friday of Lent, so veggie burger and fish was the way to go.
“To love God and neighbor is not something abstract, but profoundly concrete: it means seeing in every person and face of the Lord to be served, to serve him concretely. And you are, dear brothers and sisters, in the face of Jesus.” - Pope Francis
|YOU are God's GIFT to a world that needs YOU|