By LARISSA COPELAND
The Chisholm Trail Presbyterian Church in Yukon has restarted their twice-monthly community meals.
Hosted the first and third Mondays of each month, the chef-prepared meals are a way to provide food and fellowship to area residents, according to Reverend Jan Burns-Hintze.
“Everyone who comes is pleased to be there,” Burns-Hintze said.
The community meals have been going on for several years, Berns-Hintze said, but were put on hold while the church’s building underwent renovations. On July 1 – the first Monday of the month – the meals kicked off again, and they’ll continue on July 15 at 6 p.m.
“We do this for several reasons,” Burns-Hintze said. “Some people need a meal, but some people also need fellowship.”
Many of the people who come to eat, Burns-Hintze said, are seniors who might otherwise eat their meals alone and have limited opportunities to get out and socialize.
“It gives them a chance to come in and sit down and talk,” she said.
Burns-Hintze said the church provides the meals free of charge and no strings attached – donations, she said, aren’t accepted during the dinners, and church attendance isn’t a requirement for the meal.
“It’s offered to anybody in the community who wants to come by,” she said.
Chisholm Trail Presbyterian Church is located at 801 W. Vandament in Yukon. For more information, contact the church office at 354-3745.