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W.I.T. at PBA Care Kitchen every Friday

Published 4:57pm Monday, January 28, 2013

Don Sain from Mountain Valley Baptist Church is another gentleman who enjoys cooking and serving delicious free Friday lunch at the Polk Baptist Association (PBA) Care Kitchen.  Sain is an excellent cook, whipping up lots of W.I.T. (whatever it takes) to produce huge pots of dry beans, chicken soup or spaghetti.

One of our elderly guests said that Sain’s turkey stew was the best she’d ever had.  Sain meets the challenge each week much more easily than some of the lady cooks – nothing is too difficult for him when it comes to food preparation.

For instance, under the supervision of his wife Mary Ann, Sain cooked an entire Thanksgiving dinner for his shift at Mohawk Industries as well as three turkeys for the Care Kitchen that week.

Those in this area who would like to taste Mr. Sain’s creations are welcome to drop by the Care Kitchen located at 208 Blanton Street, Columbus in the lower level of PBA.  Meals are served 11:30 – 12:30 every Friday.

Often, area workers who don’t want to eat fast foods every day will come to the facility and make a donation for their meal.  You just never know what’s cooking there, and sometimes the Mountain Valley guys provide live music during the meal.  All are welcome to come and bring a friend.

Coats and sweaters are available at no cost to those in need.  This week, a dozen handcrafted hats and scarves arrived for our guests during this cold weather.  Breads and pastries are often distributed due to the generosity of area bakers.

The Care Kitchen Team announced this week that in the future, the kitchen would operate on the same schedule as the local school system during inclement weather.

- article submitted by Ann Carswell

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