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JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – Jamestown’s only soup kitchen, which fills the bellies of anyone who walks through their doors, hopes to take advantage of “Giving Tuesday” and not only raise funds for their charitable efforts, but also, increase their volunteer base.
The St. Susan’s Center fills an immediate need in the Jamestown community by providing a daily meal to those experiencing hardships. Over the past year inflation, in dairy products especially, has caused a greater demand for St. Susan’s services.
Over Thanksgiving alone, they served meals to nearly 100 people with the help of 16 volunteers.
On “Giving Tuesday,” Executive Director Cherie Rowland highlights the importance of lending a hand to those in need, either by donating your time, or giving monetarily.
“We’re always looking for cans of corn, we’re always looking for cans of beans and cans of fruit, but, we’re also looking for the monetary side, for instance, we can’t always buy ahead on milk,” explained Rowland.
It’s estimated that each meal at St. Susan’s Center costs around $3.67, which is about the price of a cup of coffee.
The director says all charitable donations go right back to the community helping those in need. To donate, or volunteer, visit stsusancenter.org.
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