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Sep. 25th, 2004 @ 12:34 pm Good for the stomach, good for the soul.
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http://www.marthastable.ca/

For those of you who don't know, Martha's Table is a non profit project offering low cost, high quality food to the homeless or to those who just can't make ends meet day to day.

Martha's Table serves meals Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3:30 - 5:30 in MacCallum Hall at Chalmers United Church. The cost of the meal is $1. Children 10 and under, accompanied by an adult, eat free of charge. The people who work there are all voulenteers and do it because they love to help people.

How did I find out about Martha's? Well, it is a really interesting story. I worked for a software company that used to be here in Kingston called Molecular Mining Corporation. The first year we were in business, we decided that instead of having a huge Christmas/Holiday party, with free food, and gifts, we instead sponsored a meal at Martha's. It was an entire feast for the holidays, and everyone who came in ate for free that day. The employees were voulenteers there that day, and we all pitched in. We even made it so that instead of people coming to get food, we brought everything to them. It was an amazing expierence.

The next couple years we did the same thing, and even after the company closed its doors last year, the CEO and his wife sponsored another meal, and all the employees showed up to lend their support to the great cause.

Please, if you are in need of their servies, check them out, don't be too proud.. and if you have a few bucks or a couple hours to spare, please drop by, and help them out. You will be helping people, and at the same time, doing some good in the community.

Jason "prplhaze" palmer
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From:dlfaughn
Date:September 25th, 2004 04:50 pm (UTC)
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I think it's great what they do for the poor. Volenteering is a good way to support your community and become a good role model. You don't have to be religious to be kind.