Community Meal

What a wonderful coming together of the Ogden community! We fed about 800 people at our third annual Come Together Community Meal on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Marshall White Community Center. We also gave away about 150 haircuts, hundreds of coats, gloves and hats, thousands of hygiene kits and more than a ton of pet food. There also was musical entertainment, and face painting and temporary tattoos for the kids.

Community Meal

Video about the Community Meal
Photos from the meal on our Facebook page
Photo from the Standard-Examiner
More photos on Facebook

The meal consisted of a sloppy joe, chips, beans, rice, cole slaw, cookie and candy bag. An anonymous donor made it possible to serve the sloppy joes, matching $700 in other donations (for a total of $1,400) to pay for the meat and sauce. Including that donation, we raised well over $2,000 for the meal. In addition, the Utah Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA) provided $3,000 in seed money for future meals.

Dozens of individuals, faith communities, charities and businesses contributed to the effort. Here’s who participated, in no particular order:

  • Elim Lutheran Church
  • the Satya Center for Spiritual Living
  • Congregation Brith Sholem
  • Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Paul Mitchell School
  • American Nutrition
  • Sandy’s Restaurant
  • Wal-Mart
  • Patricia’s Restaurant
  • Texas Roadhouse Restaurant
  • Ogden Preparatory Academy
  • DaVinci Academy
  • Kaffe Mercantile
  • LeanWerks
  • 7-Eleven
  • Dee’s Restaurant staff
  • Utah Job’s Daughters Bethel 2
  • Ogden OUTreach
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Weber State University
  • Ogden Fire Department Station 1
  • Good Company Theater
  • St. Florence Catholic Community
  • Daughters of the American Revolution

Our community is blessed with so much care and freely offered help! Thank you, everyone!

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