Don’t look surprised Gabe.. you not only work and organize the soup, each and every Friday. You helped to organize Wednesdays. Rose Marie gives a great synopsis of just how these Wednesday people came to help.
THANK YOU Wednesday Volunteers and Crew Chiefs!!!
Cally Opens Her Pottery Studio
Cally Williams Pottery
331 Capri Arc
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005
For the past couple of years Cally has opened her studio to local artists and friends to help glaze the bowls for the EMPTY BOWLS event. Don’t forget to buy your ticket from the following businesses or members of the Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces or an El Caldito Board Member.
Bernina Sewing & Design Boudreau Jewelers &Gallery Cutter Gallery
Main Street Bistro Friendly Flowers Mountain View Market NM Spanish Kitchen
Save Mart Spirit Winds The Potteries (Mesilla) Color Your World
All these bowls will be on display at the Rio Grande Theatre on Main Street the night of the October Ramble. Mark your calendar for October 3rd from 5PM to 7PM. They are part of the Silent Auction. Make a bid and also buy a ticket to the EMPTY BOWLS EVENT and see if your bid wins the item.
SEE YOU at the EMPTY BOWLS EVENT on OCTOBER 17, 2014 from 11AM to 2PM at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. The church is on the corner of Griggs and Alameda.
Friday, September 5, 2014, we found our building dark and out of power. We guess the STORM over night knocked it out. El Paso Electric and RT Electric, came to the rescue. However without power we went to plan “B”…Sack Lunches. Bob and Chuck began to get the tuna ready.
Words from Herb, our board member in charge of our physical plant.
While many people worked outside on the problem the Friday Team worked hard to get lunch ready by 11:30 AM!
El Caldito has many volunteers including many local churches who provide volunteers. I have been trying to get into the kitchen on different days of the month to feature different groups of people. This post I’d like to highlight members of the 3rd Tuesday Team. Shelli the Crew Chief for this team has graciously shared some thoughts with me.
For over 20 years members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (also known as Latter Day Saints or LDS or Mormon Church) have provided the crew for the third Tuesday of each month. Our service crew is unique in that we pull volunteers from 8 separate congregations. These 8 units called wards are assigned on a rotating basis. Our crew members are different each month, so in the course of a year we have 80 to 100 church members who donate 2 to 4 hours of their time at the soup kitchen. Current crew chief Shelli Davis with help from long time volunteers EC Shaeffer, Alexis Brionas and dishwasher Eugene McNeil, work with our crew in joyfully preparing and serving food to all who come. We truly believe in these words found in Matthew 25:40 “…In as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
Please enjoy the following photos.
El Caldito would like to thank all the people who give of their time on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
El Caldito Board is very pleased to open their doors to the people who have made El Caldito Soup Kitchen a success. Businesses have contributed, church groups have volunteered, NMSU students and faculty and Las Cruces Public School’s students and faculty have all been there to help. Our local military personnel from White Sands Missile Range and Holloman Air Force Base have given their time too. Individuals from all walks of Life have made our daily operations a success!!!! Thank You!
One of the events that they planned was the 30th Anniversary Celebration.
The party was a success and we all look forward to another 30 years FEEDING THE HUNGRY in our community.
Enjoy the collage of photos!!!
We are PROUD to have given to our community. Thanks to all who have made our first 30Years SUCCESSFUL and here’s to those people who will carry our mission forward for another 30 YEARS!!!
Chuck and his wife Sue have been crew chiefs on the 2nd Sunday of every month. This past Sunday Sue was not feeling well and a few regular volunteers were out of town. The team of about 6 people worked really hard preparing and getting food ready to serve at 11:30 AM.
Merle, Julie and Helen greeted people with a smile and served our clients from 11:30AM until 1:00PM.
This TEAM could use a few more people to help each 2nd Sunday. If you are interested email Tonya at firstname.lastname@example.org and give her your name and let her know.
First Tuesday Crew
Buz and Donna Bumgarner are the Crew Leaders and work with a wonderful group of people!! The First Tuesday Team are primarily members of University United Methodist Church. Members from our Church have assisted with the Soup Kitchen since its beginning , at St. Andrew’s and at the present location. Some helped serve sandwiches from a pickup in the parking lot while El Caldito’s Kitchen was being finished. Our team is complemented by community service and members of other churches.
Donna Bumgarner, was out when the photo of this group was taken. She and Buz organize the menu and enjoy working with this team.
Enjoy these photos. If you know any of these people, be sure to thank them for their work and continued service to El Caldito Soup Kitchen.
We need to also thank our local farmers for the fresh produce they donate during the summer.