Conscious Party: Feeding the hungry

The Welcome Table is holding a Poor Man’s Supper to raise funds for the center. “We had a yearning to feed the hungry,” says longtime Welcome Table volunteer Carol Bryson. Photo courtesy of the Leicester Community Center

WHAT: Leicester Welcome Table Poor Man’s Supper

WHEN: Friday, June 26, 5-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: 2979 New Liecester Highway, Leicester

WHY: The Leicester Community Center has allowed the Leicester Welcome Table to operate out of its location since its inception almost five years ago, helping assist with its mission of feeding the hungry. To return the favor, the Welcome Table is holding a Poor Man’s Supper to raise funds for the center. “We had a yearning to feed the hungry,” says longtime Welcome Table volunteer Carol Bryson, “and since the center has helped us feed an average of 100 people per week, we wanted to put on a fundraiser that helps with their projects.”

Friday’s dinner will consist of “country comfort food,” including pintos & ham, oven-roasted potatoes, coleslaw, banana pudding and tea and coffee. For convenience, takeout will be also be available for patrons who don’t wish to dine at the center. For summer events like this, some of the produce is provided by local farmers, and much of the remaining food is procured from MANNA FoodBank’s Feed America program.

Supper tickets are $7, and 100 percent of proceeds will benefit capital programs at the Leicester Community Center, such as walking path construction, maintenance and repairs and making the center more neighborhood friendly. For more information, contact Leicester Community Center president Greg Brookshire at 774-3000 or leicester.community.center@gmail.com. — Michael McDonald

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