Info: Breath of Aire will perform a benefit concert for the 8th year in a row to support the Terrific Tuesday meals community meal program. Since June 2010 volunteers from several local churches have served home cooked meals and friendship every Tuesday to individuals and families in need or just wanting to share a meal with others. St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, New Beginnings Christian Fellowship and New Hope Presbyterian Church all share different months of the year to host the meal. Meals are also delivered to Vine Maple Place transitional housing for homeless families, KentHOPE women’s and children’s day center and Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Kent where many of the guests are homeless. This year Breath of Aire will be joined by members of the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra.
Started in June of 2010, Terrific Tuesday Meals involves volunteers from several local
churches who cook and serve weekly meals to families, seniors, those struggling
financially, those who are homeless and many who just come and enjoy sharing a meal
with friends. We also help with gas, bus passes, coats, shoes and school supplies and
when appropriate we refer our guests to other resources where they can get help.
We often refer our guests to KentHOPE Day Center so in February, 2014 we expanded our
outreach by providing weekly meals to the ladies there. In February of 2015 we started
serving dinner in February, April, June, August, October and December at Holy Spirit
Catholic Church in downtown Kent. At Holy Spirit we see many who are homeless and are
not able to make it to our three churches 'up the hill'. In May 2016 we began providing
dinner weekly to Vine Maple Place clients who are attending parenting and life skills
classes. Both KentHOPE and Vine Maple Place are significant resources that assist women
and families in crisis by providing for immediate needs and offering support services to give
them hope and help them become self-sufficient. In total Terrific Tuesday Meals provides
between 120-220 dinners each week along with lunch bags that guests take home.
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the
Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 7:12 NIV)
If you would like to contact the Terrific Tuesdays team please e-mail TerrificTuesdayMeals
Thank You So Much for Sharing in This Ministry with Us!