Ahhh How Wonderful A Number, The Above Mentioned Said Reference Is. But For What Charitable Cause Shall We Direct Our 57th Toward? Shall We Spotlight As Is Tradition, A Shelter? Should We Switch Things Up A Bit With A Down Home Soup Kitchen? The Answer My Friends And Readers Comes To Us From…Grand Rapids, Michigan And A Place Called Mel Trotters. Mel Trotters Is One Of The Most Complex And One Of The Oldest Soup Kitchens And Ministries In The Country. They Are Located At 225 Commerce, SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Mel Trotter Ministries provides shelter, food, clothing, education, biblical studies, computer-based learning, and work training and experience for men and women in need throughout our community. To help those with drug and alcohol addictions, we also offer a state-licensed substance abuse recovery program“. – From http://www.meltrotter.org


Good Evening Ladies & Gentlemen! Tonight Is Yet Another Milestone For Hatter & Beanz As We Wrap Up The First Month Of Our Twelve Month Campaign. Most Of You Are Watching The Grammy Awards Or The NFL Pro Bowl But When You Get A Chance We Ask That You Take 5 Or 10 Minutes And Read Not Only Tonight’s Post But The Last Thirty One Posts We’ve Published Since January 1st, 2010. On This Thirty First Day, We’d Like To Journey To New England And Head Off To Augusta, Maine. Why So North, You Ask? Well Sometimes We Need A Change, And That’s Exactly What Bread Of Life Ministries Of Augusta, Maine Is Doing. They Are Simply Changing Peoples Lives For The Better. Whether They Are Hungry Or Homeless, Bread Of Life Ministries Is Offering Up Their Services, And On Average They Serve Nearly 35,000 Meals Annually. The Bread Of Life Ministries Soup Kitchen Is Located At 157 Water Street, Augusta, Maine 04332.

Bread of Life Ministries is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian charitable ministry, founded in September, 1984 by Carolyn Neighoff and several other dedicated people from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. They joined together and opened the soup kitchen at 157 Water Street, where it remains today. In 1986, the emergency homeless shelter on Hospital Street was opened. Mr. Roger Gould, a member of Green Street United Methodist Church, created a wheat emblem for us, and that emblem now appears at the top of all our stationary, cards, and banners“. – From Their Website – http://www.mainebreadoflife.org

Hey There Folks, It’s Hatter Here Again With Your Daily Dose Of Giving A Little Something Back, Where It’s Most Needed. Today’s Spotlight Is Going To Focus On A Place Called Open Door Community. Open Door Community is another Multi-Tiered Organization, That Feeds The Hungry, Provides Worship, Shelter & Showers To The Less Fortunate And Offers Several Residential Options For Its Members. They Are Hands-On, Hope-Filled And Heart-Driven. Located In Atlanta,GA & Operated By The Resident Followers, Open Door Community Is Bringing Together People In An Effort To Share Thanksgiving & The Catholic Way Of Living Ones Life. The Efforts Of Open Door Community Are Very Well Respected, And We At Hatter & Beanz Want To Send Our Thanks For The Continued Work Of Open Door Community.

“In our life and work together, we strive to encounter and challenge the barriers of sexism, racism and classism that are within our own hearts and in our social structures. Because our community includes African Americans, European Americans, Latinos, women and men, rich and poor, we deal with these issues on a daily basis. Living at the Open Door, therefore, requires a willingness to work for change in our social structures and in ourselves”. – From Open Door Community’s Website – http://www.opendoorcommunity.org