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 Lexus!

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Lexus of Seattle in Lynnwood has been a long-time supporter of community based organizations in our neighborhood.

They recently donated a 2012 Nissan Van to Annie’s Community Kitchen at Edmonds Lutheran Church.

Annie’s Community Kitchen (www.annieskitchen.edmondslutheran.org) serves a free meal at Edmonds Lutheran Church from 5-6:30 pm every Wednesday night. The program receives its supplies and foodstuffs from a team of gleaners that collects nearly three thousand pounds of food every week. The food is collected by volunteers, used for the community meal, and the rest is distributed to other local food banks and feeding programs.

Edmonds Lutheran’s gleaners have a van that goes out seven days a week to collect these food donations. Lexus has been donating maintenance on the van for years. But recently, Brad Castonguay, General Manager of Lexus of Seattle in Lynnwood told Annie’s Kitchen volunteers, “The repairs on this van are just getting to be too expensive. I think I have a solution for you.”

Soon after that, Bob Snyder, the co-founder of Annie’s Kitchen rolled into Lexus to see a beautiful, clean van with minimal miles on it. Brad gave him the keys. “I think this will work much better for you,” Brad said with a smile.

Working on faith and a shoestring budget, Snyder was speechless. “Every morning before I would fire up our old van, I would say a little prayer that it would start. So many people are counting on us, and if the van breaks down, our program comes to a halt. I don’t know if we can ever express the gratitude we feel to Brad and his team at Lexus.

Annie’s Community Kitchen welcomes everyone, we serve a free hot and delicious meal every Wednesday night, 5-6:30 pm at Edmonds Lutheran Church
23525 84th Ave W, Edmonds, WA 98026
Free and open to all – Everyone is Welcome

Featuring Zoe Pitts!

 

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Zoe is one of our youngest and most talented volunteers at Annie’s Kitchen! Originally from Idaho, 11-year old Zoe is here with her grandpa Wayne and grandma Laverne for the summer. Zoe says she has alot of experience cooking and baking from home and it sure shows! She can slice and dice as fast as anybody in the kitchen! Thanks so much, Zoe for all you do!

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!