For more than two decades Ascension All Saints Hospital has been donating food to Racine residents who need it. The Monday Night Meal Program is a joint partnership of First Baptist Church of Racine and the Hospitality Center of Racine. The collaborative program provides a hot, nutritious meal every Monday night throughout the year at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. This program is needed now more than ever as the pandemic has increased the number of families experiencing food insecurity.
Each month Ascension All Saints Hospital volunteers prepare to-go meals and serve up to 100 individuals on a Monday night. Instead of buffet style, as in the past, the team now prepares individual meal boxes that are distributed to participants.
“We love getting out into the community, giving back, and connecting with people where they work and live,” said Kim Leslie, community outreach coordinator, Ascension All Saints Hospital.
Ascension All Saints Hospital is dedicated to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable, and is called to look beyond its hospital walls to support community efforts that help individuals who need it most. Donating food and time to those in need is part of the organization’s commitment to spiritually centered, holistic care, which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.
“We are grateful for our long-standing collaboration with the wonderful team at Ascension All Saints Hospital,” said Rev. Holly Anderle, First Baptist Church of Racine.