On June 4th, Brinker Simpson sponsored The Hope Café at CityTeam Ministries in Chester. We provided financial support for the delicious dinner provided, we purchased an array of desserts and beautiful floral centerpieces for each of the 9 tables. More importantly, a group of 24, comprised of 10 staff members and 14 friends and relatives, volunteered to participate in the event. Duties ranged from setting the tables, helping in the kitchen, hosting, greeting tables, bussing tables, serving food, and washing dishes. We also had staff who dined and conversed with the CityTeam dinner guests. Jimmy McGillian, the husband of Lori McGillian (our team member) provided lively music during the dinner.
City Team Ministries transforms their dining room into The Hope Café each Saturday. The individuals and families who come there are treated as though they are guests at a restaurant. The tables are set with linen tablecloths and menus are provided with choices for their meals. The number of meals served can vary during the month, but typically, they see higher numbers towards the end of the month when social security and food stamp program assistance have been depleted.
We were proud to sponsor such a wonderful event.
Many thanks to all that participated and made this day possible.
Brinker Simpson Team