Cornerstone Mission Unveils New Kitchen
The Cornerstone Mission showcased its newly remodeled kitchen during an open house on Saturday.
Since last July, Cornerstone residents have been served meals at the Parkway Restaurant.
The non-profit organization finally opened its new kitchen doors at the end of February.
The Mission serves the physical and spiritual needs of more than 500 people in our community every day.
New appliances, including walk-in freezer and refrigerator units, give the kitchen staff two and a half times the cold storage space of the old kitchen.
Cornerstone staff say the Mission is extremely blessed to be in such a giving community, and that the remodel would not have been possible without the generosity of those in our area.
Judy Cranford, a volunteer with Cornerstone Mission, says, "Well, we needed to bring the kitchen up to code, and it really just got to be ineffective when our numbers got so big. And it wasn't as efficient as it could be. So, we started making the plans to do the remodel and our numbers increased substantially. We went from serving approximately 200 meals a day to about 400 to 450 a day, now."
Cranford says the modernized kitchen is also a huge savings to the organization due to the energy efficient appliances and large food pantry.