Lancaster Soup Kitchen Reopens Dining, Feeding Families as Inflation Rises

LANCASTER, S.C. (CN2 NEWS) – As inflation continues to impact families when it comes to buying food, a soup kitchen in Lancaster says it’s now reopening its dinning room since closing due to the COVID pandemic.

Faith is like the wind, its there even though we can’t see it.

And faith is what Pastor Ronald Cunningham with Greater New Hope Christian Center of Lancaster County says he relied on when opening this soup kitchen back in 2007 on South Ferguson Street.

“I grew up in this neighborhood. Back in the day this place was a notorious night club spot where a lot of negative stuff went on”, says Cunningham.

Cunningham says after a dream became a reality, with the help of many, his church purchased the condemned building and built this kitchen that has been feeding nearly 20,000 people in need a year.

When the COVID pandemic hit, they were forced to close their doors and just offer carry out.

“They were passing those meals out as fast as they could get them out of the door”, says Cunningham.

Now organizers say they have reopened to serve in person in a time, he believes it is needed the most.

The Greater New Hope Soup Kitchen also offers a mobile service where it delivers meals to seniors in need.

Anyone is welcome to stop by for a meal on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4 to 6 PM.

The menu changes each week and organizers say they cook much more than soup!


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