We at ASGCC would like to lend our support to
another great local service organization:
S.K.I.P. Soup Kitchen in Provincetown!
SOUP KITCHEN LAUNCHES “SPONSOR A LUNCH” PROGRAM
PROVINCETOWN, MA—The Soup Kitchen In Provincetown (SKIP) is offering organizations, businesses and individuals a unique way to underwrite an entire day’s meal while gaining a little notoriety and a tax deduction at the same time. With the average cost of food for its daily lunch for roughly 100 people approximately $250, SKIP is making each meal available for group or individual sponsorship for that same amount.
Through its “Sponsor a Lunch” program, SKIP will announce and publicize through its Facebook page and other means all $250 contributors. “This program will help bring SKIP much-needed funding to better equip our many volunteers, who operate a remarkable community resource,” said Daniel Elias, chairman of the SKIP board of directors.
With a donation of $250 or more, a person or group will be named SKIP’s Sponsor of the Day. Contributors may choose from any Monday through Friday, excluding those days when regularly scheduled food donations are made. Besides being noted on SKIP’s own Facebook page, Sponsor a Lunch contributors will also be touted on the Provincetown Community Page. In addition, their generosity will be posted on the menu board at the Methodist Church on Shank Painter Road, where lunch is served daily, and acknowledged in a verbal announcement at the meal. Because SKIP is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization, all gifts to the soup kitchen are tax-deductible.
Contributions may be made in honor of a person or a group by contacting SKIP at firstname.lastname@example.org. For example, one area resident has designated a lunch in memory of Joe Alleva, a long-time SKIP board member who died late last year. “What a wonderful way to show your appreciation to the volunteers and the hundreds Outer Cape residents who benefit from our daily lunches,” said Elias.
Open to all, the soup kitchen operates weekdays November through April, serving hot, nutritious meals. Guests begin gathering at noon for the 12:30 p.m. lunch, mingling with friends or browsing the adjoining thrift shop. “The daily lunch can fill the gap in a winter economy that stretches the budgets of many people whose incomes are seasonal,” said Elias.
SKIP will serve an estimated 13,000-plus meals this winter. “Besides offering a place for the delicious food our volunteers prepare and serve each day, the soup kitchen helps build a sense of community that can be even more important during the winter months, when people sometimes feel isolated and even marginalized,” said Elias.