In 2012, the soup kitchen served 10,169 meals with an average of 60 served per day.
Add in the more than 8,000 hours of volunteer time and it’s a community service that joins many groups together to help others.
Angeliek Devine helps in the soup kitchen office several hours a week. The 15-year-old is a sophomore at Pinkerton Academy and not only gains valuable community service time, but important life skills.
“I take inventory, I stock the shelves,” she said. “I like being here and I like helping people.”
Joanne Packard is a longtime Sonshine volunteer and said there is just not enough room at the inn.
“The mission is growing and we have run out of room,” she said.
Anyone wishing to support Sonshine’s “Build to Feed” campaign can find out more at sonshinesoupkitchen.com.