Community Kitchen

4:30 – 6:30 pm, the last FULL week of each month (Mon-Fri)

In November the week before Thanksgiving

In December, the week before Christmas.

We of Central United Methodist joins with Skagitonians to serve meals to people in need year-round. The program uses CUMC’s kitchen and Fellowship Hall.

About 80-100 meals are served each dinner hour to anyone who needs a hot meal, Monday-Friday, during the last week of the month. About 50 meals are served in the Fellowship Hall and about 50 are packed in “to-go” boxes and delivered to individuals in their homes.

Community Kitchen Meal Preparation

Meal Peparation

Open Door/Community Kitchen has been in operation since 1989. It exists to provide warm meals to folks who, because they are homeless or otherwise unable, cannot provide for themselves.

All food and money are donated. Some commodities come from the Sedro-Woolley Food Bank. A bread company donates bread. All the money used to buy food is donated. The food is purchased directly by Open Door volunteers.

This is definitely a community effort.

Dee Dugan, a member of Central United Methodist, founded Community Kitchen. Barbara Kehoe is the current overall leader. CUMC’s Vickie Newell and Terry and Vivian Russell have served in various capacities for more than twenty years.

Volunteers come from Central United Methodist Church, which hosts and provides leadership. Others come from First United Methodist in Mount Vernon, Community Covenant Church in Clear Lake, Sedro-Woolley Catholic Church, Sedro-Woolley Bethlehem Lutheran, North Cascade Christian Fellowship, the Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sedro-Woolley, and Salem Lutheran Church of Mt. Vernon.

Members of the local Boys and Girls Club also help out.

 “For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Matt 25: 35

Members of Boys & Girls Club Help Out

Members of Boys & Girls Club Help Out