We fund our mission work by cooking and selling food items on the third Wednesday of each month. Typically we offer a casserole such as Baked Ziti or Boeuf Bourguignon, a soup, and a breakfast item such as scones. We are always looking for people to help us shop, cook and make deliveries and more!
Christmas Pop-up Shop
Thanks to everyone who came out to support our Christmas Pop-Up Shop! We appreciate everyone's support and generosity. We were able to raise $10,000 and all proceeds went to The WellHouse's new campus.
Also, Cooks On A Mission has reached an agreement with The WellHouse to help them open The Coffee House in Leeds, Al. (The WellHouse is a Christ-centered ministry that rescues women from human trafficking in the US.) The goal of The Coffee House is two-fold: to provide sustainability for the parent organization’s long-term viability, and to provide employment and job training for some of the residents. As you may know, some of the women who have been rescued by The WellHouse have felony convictions, and even though they have given their hearts to Christ and turned their lives around, they find it extremely difficult to find employment. The Coffee House will help address both of those issues.
We have helped them design and test the menu for The Coffee House, and are now working to develop relationships with the residents and to teach the women how to cook. In addition, we anticipate providing some of the food items for their use, such as scones.
Other projects for this year:
We are continuing our 3rd year of sponsoring Backpack Buddies at Helena Intermediate School. Every week, we send a bag of kid-friendly food home with about 20 students who have been identified by the school as in danger of going hungry over the weekend.
In addition, we will continue to provide a monthly dinner for parents who have children with cancer at the Pediatric Oncology Parent Support Group at Children’s Hospital. We take dinner on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
At Thanksgiving, we will help provide a feast for the families (approximately 175 people) who have infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UAB/Children’s Hospital. This is the only Thanksgiving meal many of these families will have.
We will continue to provide financial support and meals for the GED program at MPower, one of the church’s existing ministry partners.
Proceeds from March's sale enabled us to become a sponsor of the The Diabetes Walk for Camp Seale Harris, which is a free, family-friendly Walk/Run raising awareness of diabetes, connecting the diabetes community, and making it possible for kids to attend Camp Seale Harris - Alabama's only diabetes camp. Our sponsorship will enable two children with diabetes to attend the camp.
And finally, we will continue to support the church by cooking for various special events, such as Lenten Lunches, the Thanksgiving church-wide meal, the End of Summer Celebration, etc. It is our way of saying thank you to the church for your ongoing support. None of this would be possible without that support.
You can help!
- Foremost, pray for us to be the hands and feet of Jesus, and to share the gospel with those we work with, and those we encounter as we shop, etc.
- Participate in the monthly food sale on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. The food sales provide all of the funds for these projects.
- Come help us cook. We typically cook on the first and second Friday of each month, and one Saturday each month. Everyone is welcome to help, and there is a job for everyone, even if you don’t cook.
- Help us with deliveries to Children’s and to Helena Intermediate School.