Celebrating 10 Years of Service

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Congratulations and thanks to all of our volunteers and supporters; Annie’s Community Kitchen celebrates 10 years of dedicated service!

Annie’s Community Kitchen is a service of Edmonds Lutheran Church, that provides a delicious, hot and free community meal, every Wednesday evening from 5:00-6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall of the church. The meal is always well attended and is so successful because of a committed group of volunteers that collectively donate dozens of hours to make this meal so enjoyable and nourishing. We would love for you to come and join us, to participate in the preparation of the meal, or just to enjoy a great dinner among friends.Come as you are…we would love to see you this Wednesday!

 

Thank you Hazel Miller Foundation!

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Thanks to the Hazel Miller Foundation, a good chunk of Annie’s Kitchen electricity bill has been relieved. The local foundation recently gave Annie’s Kitchen a grant for $10,000.00 towards the purchase and installation of solar panels on the roof of Edmonds Lutheran Church. It’s making a big difference in the bills and it’s also a sends a great message to the community of Edmonds about renewable energy options.

The Hazel Miller Foundation, established as a trust by Mrs. Miller, is dedicated to serving the citizens of Edmonds and South Snohomish County, Washington. Hazel and her husband, Morris Miller, were commited members of the Edmonds’ community.

The Foundation’s mission is to support programs and projects that serve the public’s benefit, especially in the areas of education and youth services, poverty alleviation and hunger, civic and community services and amenities, the environment, and culture and the arts.

Deepest Gratitude to everyone on the Board at the Hazel Miller Foundation!!!

DSHS Mobile COS coming to Annie’s Kitchen

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The Department of Social and Health Services’ Mobile Community Services Office will be at Edmonds Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 3-6:30 pm.

The 40-foot truck includes a reception area, interview stations, a sun shade for protection from the elements or extra space, and a mechanical lift as an option for access instead of the stairs.

Those visiting the mobile office are invited to enjoy dinner at Annie’s Community Kitchen and then sit with DSHS personal and determine if you qualify for medical, food and cash assistance. You can also drop off paperwork, complete an Eligibility Review, Mid-Certification Review or make changes to an existing case.

Edmonds Lutheran Church is located at 23525 84th Ave. W. in Edmonds.

Team Lexus!

Thank you so much to Lexus of Seattle in Edmonds for giving the gleaning van a complete tune-up and for installing new parts, all at no cost. The van drives like new!  THANK YOU!team lexus

Partners in Service

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We are the missionaries from The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, or, the Mormon church. We walk around with our little name tags looking to come across someone who would like to hear our message, but we also love service! We love to show up and help in the community as much as possible, and I guess a few years back, a couple of missionaries ran into Bob, where they quickly learned about Annies Kitchen! They soon showed up to help and even with new missionaries coming in and replacing the last, we have passed down the word and showed up as much as possible ever since! We have all been able to learn so much from working alongside these wonderful people who obviously love their fellow family and friends in their community. They have taught us everything from what a papaya is, to how to make an apple salad! It’s been awesome! It is such a blessing to have a hand in helping the people of Annies Kitchen work in this wonderful, charitable act towards all those in need. We look forward to coming every week and don’t plan on stopping any time soon!

-Edlers Case, Moulton, Taylor, Hess, Gerber, Hubbard and Warburton

 

 

 

Giving Tree

marilyn and theaAnnie’s Kitchen partnered again this holiday season with West Lynnwood QFC to hosts two giving trees; one in the narthex of Edmonds Lutheran Church and another one in QFC’s floral department. The effort was amazingly successful again this year. Were able to serve more than 25 children, who each received two toys that they specifically wished for.

We were also able to host for the third year running, “Santas Workshop” where nearly 20 kids came and were able to pick out nice gifts for friends and family, wrap them and have them all ready to put under the tree.

Thanks so much to Marilyn, Thea and everyone that brightened the lives of so many this Christmas Season!

Thank you Betty!

bettyThank you so much to our beloved Betty Vandenberg for making and packaging 70 pounds of the most delicious fudge. These packages were wrapped in 1 pound portions to deliver to our many supporters who provide us with the food and other resources we need for Wednesday evening’s meal.

Bless you Betty!

Point in Time Count Coming Up

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January 28

The Point in Time Count is an annual, nationwide counts that helps gauge the number of people experiencing homelessness. The effort requires volunteers to “go out into the field” to locate and document individuals and groups. Counties across the nation use this information to determine how funds will be distributed to provide services for people who really need them.

For the past couple years, ELC members have participated in this effort, and we invite you to join us again this year, on Thursday, January 28th to help out.

If you can take part in the count, email Suzy at suzybaroud@hotmail.com

Annie’s Kitchen Volunteers have been asked this year to provide a hot breakfast for this event (50-100 people). The breakfast would need to be prepared here in our kitchen and delivered to a warm oven at Good Shepherd. If you would be interested in helping prepare and deliver breakfast, email Suzy at suzybaroud@hotmail.com

Pictures with Santa

Volunteers at Annie’s Kitchen hosted “free pictures with Santa” on Wednesday, December 16th at ELC during dinner. Then they offered pictures at in partnership with West Lynnwood QFC on Saturday, December 19th. Around 100 photos were taken and distributed between the two events and smiles brought to more than 100 faces. It was a great outreach and community networking effort. Thanks so much to everyone that made these two events so much fun and successful!

 

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Thanksgiving Blessings

We were all very grateful to several local politicians for serving over 250 guests at our free Thanksgiving feast on Wed. Nov. 25th, 2015.  Those serving were 32nd Leg District State Senator Maralyn Chase, Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling, Edmonds City Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas; Edmonds City Council member Mike Nelson, Woodway Town Council member Tom Whitson, and newly elected Edmonds School Board member Carin Chase.  We appreciate that these elected officials spent an evening helping others in our community. Thank you so much everyone! politicans2015