70 attend latest weekly free meal offered by House of Lazarus

Knox Presbyterian Church in Mountain, where "Dinner on the House" is served by House of Lazarus each Thursday. Nation Valley News file photo

Up from 29 attendees at first ‘Dinner on the House’ three weeks ago

MOUNTAIN—More than 70 people attended this week’s Dinner On the House event at House of Lazarus (HOL).

The local charity introduced the new weekly community meal on Thursday, May 18, welcoming roughly 29 individuals to the table. The second week’s numbers went up to roughly 34 and by the third week, Thursday, June 1, the numbers had risen to more than double that of the inaugural meal.

Dinner On the House is a free weekly community-focused meal. There is no registration required and all are welcome to attend. The purpose behind the service is to provide all members of the community an opportunity to enjoy a freshly prepared meal with no fuss or muss and, at the same time, socialize with family, friends, and neighbours.

While goodwill donations are appreciated, what the program really needs is additional volunteers who are willing to help set up, serve, and clean up. Volunteers are welcome on a one-time or regular basis. The volunteer schedule will be created based on availability.

The Thursday, June 8 Dinner On the House is going to be a summer barbecue with hotdogs, hamburgers, salads, and dessert. Dinner is served just a few doors down from HOL at the Knox Presbyterian Church on Simms Street in Mountain between 4 and 7 p.m. each Thursday.

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