I love working at the Soup Kitchen

The nice thing about Victoria Day falling on the third Monday of the month is that is also the day our church is assigned to volunteer at the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen. I enjoy working there.
I wish I could do it more often, but, of course, I have to work most of the time. That being said, over the last few years, I have been able to volunteer there for once or twice a year. I usually take our two oldest children along with me.
I think it’s important they are able to do meaningful things for those who are less fortunate than we are. I think it’s important they spend time doing something that helps others and for which they don’t get paid.
Usually when I go, I help out with the dishes. I would really like to serve, so I can talk with the patrons (even if just in passing). Today was no different. I was in charge of rinsing the dirty dishes. Maybe next time, I can help serve.

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By Kim Siever

Kim Siever is an independent queer journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news articles, focusing on politics and labour.

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