NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Supporters of a local church's soup kitchen area that's been serving the neighborhood for greater than 40 years are working to increase loan for a big remodeling job.
Pals of the Friendly Chapel Church of the Nazarene as well as F.L.A.M.E. (Feeding Loving All Men Just as) are calling the campaign Our Bread and butter.
The campaign objective of $175,000 will certainly help to increase the size of the cooking and offering space, add brand-new devices, upgrade plumbing and also electric, and include brand-new floor covering as well as a brand-new ceiling.
In spite of existing problems, Friendly Chapel has provided countless dishes for the area's homeless considering that 1973.
Fundraising project coordinators say the job will certainly be carried out in April and also May 2018 when the soup kitchen is shut.
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Friendly Chapel history:
Forty-seven years ago, Brother Paul Holderfield, Sr., founded the Friendly Chapel Church of the Nazarene as well as its missionary arm, F.L.A.M.E. After his death in 1998, Brother Paul Holderfield, Jr. presumed the function of priest. The church and soup cooking area are situated at 116 S. Pine Street in North Little Rock.
A few of the ministries offered by F.L.A.M.E. in 2017:
50,000 dishes supplied in the community by the Soup Kitchen
200 food boxes provided to households to prepare Thanksgiving dish
Thanksgiving lunch supplied for 500
Xmas lunch provided for 500
200 food boxes given to families to prepare Christmas meal
90 children each provided with $250 new institution uniforms as well as institution materials
150 youngsters supplied possibility to select Xmas presents for parents and also siblings at the Xmas Store established up in the gymnasium
Thrift Shop earnings have provided $183,385 in college scholarships over the previous 27 years.