Hunger is an invisible need and is often overlooked, unseen or disbelieved by many. People are being forced to make choices between paying their rent, heating their homes or putting food on their table.
The Silver City Gospel Mission Soup Kitchen serves hot, well-balanced meals daily to anyone who says they are hungry (Sign up for our newsletter or see sidebar for meal times and menus).
Are You Hungry? Have You Eaten Today?
During the summer months and school vacations many children are being fed at the Silver City Gospel Mission Soup Kitchen and the cries and laughter of the young surround us.
In an effort to meet the needs of a diverse group of Silver Citians in need — including working and non-working adults, children, the homeless, seniors and people with physical and mental disabilities, our full-service soup kitchen prepared and served approximately 36,000 meals in 2014.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.
~ Matthew 25:35-40
But A Soup Kitchen Is Just Another Handout!
It is important to state that there are those who feel that operating a soup kitchen is a band-aid approach and actually retards the larger effort of reducing poverty.
The Silver City Gospel Mission Soup Kitchen is of the mind that it is not an either/or approach, but rather both efforts are needed.
We believe that the only long-term solutions are programs like economic development, our Life-Skills Classes and teaching men to fish, but we cannot let our children go hungry while trying to implement these programs.
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