The First United Methodist Church will be providing ready-to-go meals today, starting at 11:45 AM. This is a necessary retooling of the popular Dinner Bell program started in 2012.
“Everyone’s safety is our first priority,” said Judy Gilbreath. Rev Ed Lantz had this to add, “We want to welcome everyone, but at the same time we also need to keep everyone safe. We have some new rules, and they are for everyone’s protection.”
That’s the primary reason no dining will be allowed on site. People wanting a free community meal will need to grab an already prepared meal and go. Furthermore, the only place you can get a meal is under the large carport on the North East corner of the building. (See picture below)
Dinner Bell will serve drive-ups, and walk-ups today. Participants will be encouraged to return home, and not loiter on the premises. Enforcing “social distancing” is a must.
The mission of the Dinner Bell is to end hunger in Hopkins County. Fresh, hot, nutritious meals are prepared by volunteers each Wednesday and served to our guests at the First United Methodist Church. Through the generous support of church and community members and corporate sponsors we have been able to serve over 20,000 meals to those in need since opening our kitchen in 2012.
If you or your business would like to sponsor a Dinner Bell meal, give them a call at 903.885.2185