Hey Readers And Fans !!! I Just Wanted To Say Thank You For Supporting Hatter & Beanz During Our First Full Month Being Published. It’s Been One Heck Of Journey, And As We Move Forward I’d Ask That All Of You Comment On The Blog Itself From Time To Time. We’ve Had Some Great Posts And Awesome Highlights, And We Look Forward To Providing As Much Detail As Possible Regarding The Ways You Can Give Back. That Being Said I’ve List All The Soup Kitchens We’ve Featured And Not Only Their Links But The Blog Post Links For Reference As Well. Enjoy Your Day.

  1. Jan. 1st 2010 – Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen – Huntsville, AL – Shelter Spotlight #1
  2. Jan. 2nd 2010 – The Queens Galley – Kingston, NY – Shelter Spotlight #2
  3. Jan. 3rd 2010 – Monroe Community Kitchen – Bloomington, IN – Shelter Spotlight #3
  4. Jan. 4th 2010 – The Seeds Of Hope Food Pantry– Parma Heights, OH – Shelter Spotlight #4
  5. Jan. 5th 2010 – Open Door Community – Atlanta, GA – Shelter Spotlight #5
  6. Jan. 6th 2010 – The Hoboken Shelter – Hoboken, NJ – Shelter Spotlight #6
  7. Jan. 7th 2010 – The Healing Place – Louisville, KY – Shelter Spotlight #7
  8. Jan. 8th 2010 – Homestead Soup Kitchen – Homestead, FL – Shelter Spotlight #8
  9. Jan. 9th 2010 – Cathedral Kitchen – Camden, NJ – Shelter Spotlight #9
  10. Jan. 10th 2010 – Jubilee Women’s Center – Seattle, WA – Shelter Spotlight #10
  11. Jan. 11th 2010 – The Alpha Project – San Diego, CA – Shelter Spotlight #11
  12. Jan. 12th 2010 – The Nasua Soup Kitchen – Nashua, NH – Shelter Spotlight #12
  13. Jan. 13th 2010 – The Shepherds Table – Raleigh, NC – Shelter Spotlight #13
  14. Jan. 14th 2010 – The Capuchin Soup Kitchen – Detroit, MI – Shelter Spotlight #14
  15. Jan. 15th 2010 – St. Matthew’s House – South Naples, FL – Shelter Spotlight #15
  16. Jan. 16th 2010 – City Union Mission – Kansas City, MO – Shelter Spotlight #16
  17. Jan. 17th 2010 – Bethlehem House – Conway, AR – Shelter Spotlight #17
  18. Jan. 18th 2010 – UMOM New Day Center – Mesa, AZ – Shelter Spotlight #18
  19. Jan. 19th 2010 – Catholic Charities – Alexandria, VA – Shelter Spotlight #19
  20. Jan. 20th 2010 – Pauls Place – Baltimore, MD – Shelter Spotlight #20
  21. Jan. 21st 2010 – Someone Cares Kitchen – Costa Mesa, CA – Shelter Spotlight #21
  22. Jan. 22nd 2010 – Muncie Mission – Muncie, IN – Shelter Spotlight #22
  23. Jan. 23rd 2010 – Open Pantry Community – Springfield, MA – Shelter Spotlight #23
  24. Jan. 24th 2010 – The Samaritan Inn – McKinney, TX – Shelter Spotlight #24
  25. Jan. 25th 2010 – Holy Family Church – Columbus, OH – Shelter Spotlight #25
  26. Jan. 26th 2010 – Poverello Center – Missoula, MT – Shelter Spotlight #26
  27. Jan. 27th 2010 – El Caldito Soup Kitchen – Las Cruces, NM – Shelter Spotlight #27
  28. Jan. 28th 2010 – Idaho Falls COC – Idaho Falls, ID – Shelter Spotlight #28
  29. Jan. 29th 2010 – St. Lukes Church – New York, NY – Shelter Spotlight #29
  30. Jan. 30th 2010 – The Potters Wheel – Evansville, IN – Shelter Spotlight #30
  31. Jan. 31st 2010 – Bread Of Life – Augusta, ME – Shelter Spotlight #31

Have Fun Catching Up With Our Previous Posts. Enjoy Your Week Folks !!!


Good Afternoon, I Must First Apologize For The Posts Recently Being Submitted During The Late Afternoon Hours. My Schedule Has Been Crazy But Not To Worry The Requests And Reception Have Been Outstanding. That Being Said Let’s Head South Today And Take A Look At St. Matthew’s House. As Many Of You Know We Feature Groups And Shelter’s That Provide Outstanding Care To The Homeless & Hungry, St. Matthew’s House Goes Above And Beyond That Standard Of Care.



“Since 1988, St. Matthew’s House (SMH) has provided housing, spiritual support and structured recovery programs for the homeless in our main facilities in Naples, FL.  St. Matthew’s House can house 174 men, women and women with children in our combined facilities in Naples and Immokalee. The life expectancy for a chronically homeless person is 44 years of age for men and 40 years for women.  It is the only segment of the population where women are not expected to live as long as men. The chronically homeless often have one or more serious and disabling health conditions, including mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. In 2007, 15 people who were current St. Matthew’s House residents or past residents passed away, and those ranged in age from 22 to 54”. – From Their Website – http://www.stmatthewshouse.org

Hey Folks, it’s day #8 of Operation:365 and boy are we growing in size and scope. Today, I want you to reflect for a moment, and imagine a world without your Blackberry, iPhones, Facebook, Twitters, and CNN. I want you to imagine what it would be like without Fox News, without ESPN and maybe without a vast food choice you get to normally have each night at dinner. I want you to think about what you can do for maybe an hour out of your week, to help someone less fortunate. Maybe give them a bag lunch, or help them cross the street, or even take them to a doctor, but let it be something because to them no matter what, it’s worth the effort.

Todays “Shelter Spotlight” is going to focus on a great soup kitchen in Homestead, FL. The Homestead Soup Kitchen has served about 800,000 meals since 1984, and continues to grow with each and every service. Guided by Ms. Juanita Smith, Homestead Soup Kitchen serves the surrounding communities by offering hot meals and comfort to those who are in need. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such drive and commitment displayed by a Board of Directors in my many years in the financial services marketplace. Homestead Soup Kitchen is located at 105 SW 3rd Ave, Homestead, Florida 33090 and, can be reached at (305) 245-7448.

“It is the mission of the Homestead Soup Kitchen to serve those members of our community in need of a hot meal, regardless of circumstances. By having a “no questions asked” policy, the Soup Kitchen provides in excess of 700 meals a week to people and families of the Greater Homestead/Florida City area and beyond”. – From Their Website – http://www.homesteadsoupkitchen.com