Every Friday for almost four years, the United Methodist Church in Ridgecrest has been serving warm nutritious meals to the hungry during their Upper Room Suppers. Cerro Coso nursing student Marie Johnson began aiding the ministry 2 years ago when her son in high school discovered the volunteer opportunity to help those in need. It’s a family affair for Marie who holds a Food Service Handlers license.
Marie’s classmates in the Vocational Nursing Program at the college were more than willing to jump in and provide their assistance and show they care for those who are hungry. Twice now Marie’s classmates have handled every aspect of running the kitchen from planning, preparing, and serving between 55 and 102 meals followed by cleanup. They even delivered meals to shut-ins unable to attend.
The group hopes to host at least one more meal before they graduate in December. The meals are served every Friday evening from 5:00 - 6:00 pm and the doors are open to all.
CCCC Nursing students doing their part to break the chains of hunger!