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
Thanks so much to our latest partner, Chick fil A for providing our diners with delicious chicken, biscuits and salads! Yum Yum!
Annie’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 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
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Annie’s Kitchen was blessed with a gift of 100 pounds of Copper River Salmon this week. Wow! Thank you so much to Jessica McNeil-Clapp and everyone at Trident for making this amazing feast possible.
John Owen has been a tugboat chef for nearly a decade. Working a split shift from 4.30 am-7.00 pm, John cooks breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a crew of 11-20, 7 days a week. He has been working for Crowley Marine Services in Valdez, Alaska for 10 years. A couple of times a year he drops down to the lower 48, and this is when you will have an amazing meal at Annie’s Kitchen. “About 5 years ago, Bob Snyder met me at the gym, and when he found out I was a chef, he roped me in!” said John.
John came back to Annie’s Kitchen on Wednesday, April 8, to make his famous chocolate chip, M&M cookies. John and Rozella spent the morning baking dozens and dozens of cookies, which were than packaged and delivered to some of our loyal donors who supply the food and other items that keep Annie’s Community Kitchen running. Thank you so much, John and Rozella, for your time and baking talents!
Bob Snyder met with Juliana Van Buskirk and Dick Cassutt of the Edmonds Kiwanas on April 29th and shared about the services provided by Annie’s Kitchen. Thanks so much to everyone at the Kiwanas for their commitment to service and philanthropy. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership!