Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"Comfort Kitchen Project"

Well, it sure has been a while since I have updated this BLOG of mine, so let me tell you what I am doing these days.

On Mother's Day my family and I went to the movies to see "The Soloist".
While watching this wonderful true story there was a scene that showed a man standing in the back of his truck handing out containers of food to people.
I leaned over to my husband and said "I want to do that" then continued on watching the movie. I said no more about it to anyone but for the next week I could not stop thinking about what I could make to feed about 50 to 100 people out of my own kitchen.

See I love to cook so I thought why don't I do something to help by sharing my love of cooking and feed the homeless here in my area. So I thought okay I am going to put this up on my Facebook and see what my friends think about this. I wanted to see if I was crazy for trying to do this. And to my totally amazement within mere minutes I had several friends start offering money towards my project and offering time to help me make this happen. I was nearly in tears, I could not believe how so many people wanted to help and donate to make this project of mine really happen.

So Here I am today with a menu and $595.00 donated so far.

I am planning to make this happen on June 27th. I will shop for all the things I need for my menu and start cooking on Friday June 26th so that I can finish up and deliver the food by about 4 p.m. Saturday June 27th to the homeless, handing it out of the back of my truck.

Efren B. - $100.00, Quang D. - $100.00, Nancy H. - $100.00, Wei X. - $100.00, Michael C. - $75.00, Gigi - $50.00, Karineh B. - $50.0,
Mariam (Costco Mgr.) - $20.00, Marshall's Bodacious BBQ in Ventura - Donated 2 gallons of his famous Honey BBQ sauce. . .

The list of people wanting to donate to this project just keeps growing.

I feel truly bless to be able to be apart of this.

I will keep you updated on how things are coming along as the Day approaches to prepare, cook and deliver a home cooked meal made with love to the homeless.

If you would like to donate or help with this project please contact me via e-mail