FEEDING THE HUNGRY
Serving nearly 600 meals each day is no small task…but thanks to friends like you, God’s grace, and wonderful staff, we are able to meet the needs of those in our community. Joining the City Mission team earlier this year, Balinda Palombo-Gordon has used her kitchen skills and giving heart to lead our efforts in filling the stomachs of hungry men, women and children.
Shayla Colon with the Times Union recently visited City Mission’s Dining Center to learn more about what goes into preparing and serving nearly 600 meals each day. This also gave her the opportunity to chat with Balinda, Director of Food Services, about her journey and service in the kitchen. Check out this article to learn more about what you are making possible at City Mission and how you are helping people like Balinda utilize her talent to help others.
Shayla Colon, Times Union
When Balinda Palombo-Gordon walks into the City Mission’s kitchen every morning, she pauses, asking God to bless the food and the hands preparing it. After a moment, the rush begins – a race to cook and put out breakfast for hundreds of people by 7:30 a.m. Some days it’s a continental breakfast, an assortment of cereals, fruit, yogurt, oatmeal and danish. On other days, it’s a warm platter of morning favorites…It’s a series of repeating the same process three times daily to ensure clients receive meals every day.