Hello and greetings to everyone! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have you back at the Centre and to be able to serve you hot meals once again. I have missed you very much.

I want to send special greetings to all the faithful kitchen volunteers who are the backbone of everything I do here. My heart is full of gratitude seeing people signing up for their weekly shifts and rolling up their sleeves to make the lunch program happen. We are, of course, welcoming new volunteers as well.

We have an exciting menu set for October. My great hope is that we can enjoy these meals together. I do however want to point out that having enough volunteers is essential to making this happen. It might involve some flexibility if we don’t, though. You may see take out containers if we don’t have a dishwasher, or simplified menus if we don’t have servers or a prep person. Please bear with us while we get back into the swing of things. We are doing our best to bring you the service you have come to expect.

Lastly I want to announce that I’m looking for suggestions for meals you would like me to cook for you! If you have any great ideas to share, please let me know via the suggestion box we will be setting up in October.

Bon Appétit!

– Emily McPherson