The Knox Prairie Community Kitchen would be nothing without the support of those in this community. From the people who help before, during, and after the dinners to those who come to share a delicious meal and good company, we are so grateful and deserve to be shown off!
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On this night, we had a small but mighty group of volunteers help us out (plus, it was a cold winter evening, so they kicked it two times)!
The invaluable kitchen crew of KPCK who order, pick up & prepare each homemade meal.
These women have been enjoying our dinners for years & we love seeing them all return each time!
A few of the great women from Full Gospel Church who routinely volunteer at our dinners
A group of volunteers who did an amazing job at our Friendsgiving dinner in Nov. (2019)
Paul has been coming to our dinners for years, always with a smile and kinds words to share.
Though few people see the behind the scenes help that's given, those who wash & sanitize the dishes during the rush of the evening deserve praise & accolades! But, they do it all with smiles and good cheer.
Joyce putting the finishing touches to the desserts.
Our Friendsgiving - Thanksgiving meal set a record of number of people we served. In total, 262 people had a hot, deicilious made-with-love/care/kindness dinner that evening.
One of our goals at the KPCK dinners is to bring people together to enjoy the social aspects of sharing a meal.
Odette has been volunteering with the KPCK since 2014; always a smile to share, she loves giving back & helping others.
At 99, Lucille walks to our dinners and loves being able to have a good meal with good people!
The Clark's make volunteering a family event and we are so grateful for their support.
Our volunteers love what they do & it shows!
Peter making announcements to a group of diners before one of our meals.
During the summer of 2019, we needed a new refrigerator to be moved into the kitchen. These guys willingly pitched in.
Photo by Ray Miller 2013
Washing dishes during the dinners is seemingly never-ending work that can be extremely strenuous, too. But you'd never know it from our volunteers who never complain and always push forward with a smile.
Myrna & Joyce focused on preparing a meal.
A group of volunteers taking a moment for us to snap a photo.
We try to make each meal nutritious and varied so people get a chance to enjoy something different. Like, for example, "Porcupine Meatloaf" -- sooooooooo good!
Liz, helping at our Friendsgiving dinner (Nov. 2019)
We love to see families show up to our dinners to enjoy a delicious meal together.
Our volunteers are always ready to serve up some happiness.
One of our volunteers "pitching in". Photo by Ray Miller 2013