1/28/2010 – Shelter Spotlight

January 28, 2010

Hello My Fellow Readers, I Hope You All Have Had A Very Good Week Thus Far. Big Things Going On All Across The Country, President Obama Gave His First State Of The Union Address, ESPN’s Winter X Games Began This Evening, And We Are Five Whole Days Away From Groundhog Day. WooHoo! Better Yet, I’ve Got Another Wonderful Post And This Time It Comes From Idaho Falls, Idaho. The Idaho Falls Community Outreach Center Offers A Hot A Hearty Meal To Anyone In Need And Has Averaged About 14,000 Meals A Year Since 2006. The Soup Kitchen Is Open Monday To Saturday From 12 Noon Until About 1:00PM. The Idaho Falls Community Outreach Center Is Located At 301 South Boulevard, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401.

The Community Outreach Center started as a dream shared by several members of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, who worked in the Soup Kitchen in the basement of that same building. We wanted to move the Soup Kitchen to a bigger, more accessible location that just happened to be next door. At about the same time in 2002, the two Episcopal churches were making plans to merge, so it was a perfect time to sell the St. Mark’s building, buy the neighboring MPCU building and give the Soup Kitchen a new home. In 2003 that is exactly what happened. And since there was so much extra room, we invited four other charities to share the space at no charge. With this development, a new Board of Directors was formed to run the newly named Community Outreach Center. A facility dedicated to housing social service charities free of charge, so that they could use their meager funds on their very important missions“. – From Their Website – http://www.ifoutreach.org


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