March 8, 2021


Whatever it takes

Good Neighbor to rework, extend kitchen area

Knocking down partitions, expanding, buying new ovens, microwaves and prep tables are now in the functions at the Superior Neighbor Settlement Residence immediately after the non-earnings obtained a grant of $175,000 through the Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation that will help with the enlargement and enhancement of their kitchen area.

Hugo Zurita, executive director at the Very good Neighbor Settlement Residence, stated the grant was a great deal desired given that the kitchen area has hardly ever been transformed and does not hold more than enough place to have prep tables and other applianches this sort of as ovens that would make it simpler to provide more healthy selections to the neighborhood.

“We approached them and utilized for it because our food software is the coronary heart of our group, which is what we’re acknowledged for giving breakfast, lunch and meal for the neighborhood listed here in Brownsville,” he reported.

“Our kitchen is very small, is not the greatest and is not suited for us to be equipped to do greater foods and prepare dinner much more, so just possessing 1 stove that labored at that time was seriously complicated for us to be in a position to feed so lots of people today. Our figures did double via our meal plan for the duration of the pandemic, so we ended up truly pleased that we were seriously content that we have been ready to get all those cash.”

Zurita mentioned the system is to be capable to better assist the group with their demands. The remodelation will also involve an expansion to the kitchen area pantry, allowing the Good Neighbor to choose much more donations and have them structured for speedier obtain.

“The plan is to be capable to superior support our community so we really don’t have an oven, so now we are in a position to purchase ovens to be in a position to bake stuff and make stuff a very little bit healthier,” he reported. “We do breakfast, lunch and dinner so there is occasions that while we are carrying out breakfast we have to get ready lunch and when we are doing lunch we have to put together dinner, we actually really do not have the area.”

Zurita included that the settlement home also been given aid from Valley Working day and Night time Clinic and lifted around $11,000 throughout Offering Tuesday this yr, funds that are getting utilised for the kitchen area renovation. Very good Neighbor serves approximately 500 residents weekly.

“We are in this article to assist, we don’t inquire why you are finding the solutions, we’re Great Neighbor so we attempt to be a excellent neighbor to the neighborhood and that’s what we are and we are here to aid any individual that demands our support,” he stated.

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