Springfield, MO - Good To Go, a mobile soup kitchen, will distribute to go meals to the unsheltered community on Thursdays between 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the parking lot of Broadway United Methodist Church in Springfield, MO beginning this week on January 19th. They will continue to serve to go meals at this location every Thursday at the same time.
Good To Go Mobile, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, was founded December 13, 2016 with the purpose of providing free and healthy to go meals to the homeless in Springfield, Missouri. The mission of the organization is simple: Find and feed the hungry.
Executive director Denise Berg Johnson says "Our goal is to have a mobile food unit like a truck or concession trailer. While we raise money for the actual mobile food unit and develop menus for numerous weekly meals, we are hitting the ground running with donations of pre-packaged food items, bananas and bottled water." Johnson says it is a community effort. “We collaborate with a few local groups who serve the homeless and Broadway United Methodist Church agreed to let us use the parking lot at Broadway and Mt. Vernon. We’ll start with one night a week but, with this wonderful community, I know we’ll be serving more in a very short time.” Future plans include using the actual mobile food unit to serve prepared soups and sandwiches and to serve at various locations and times throughout the city.
Currently a sample to-go meal includes a Bumble Bee Tuna Salad kit, a piece of fruit, a protein or dairy snack item, and a bottle of water. Good To Go will also have limited kids meals, too, serving Peanut Butter & Jelly Uncrustables, fruit, and milk. “Each child under 12 will also get to pick a toy from the toy box. It’s our own version of the classic Happy Meal.” Says Johnson. “I hate to see anyone go hungry but, man, kids....whew...that kills me."
For more information about how to help, when to volunteer, or to learn more about the future plans of Good To Go Mobile Soup Kitchen, please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org