Winnipeg’s Agape Table receives donation offers to replace broken stove
Agape Table received several offers of help Tuesday after putting out a call for a new stove to help feed its clients.
The community kitchen serves breakfast for 350 or so hungry people every morning Monday through Friday, but its oven broke on Monday.
Volunteer coordinator Russ Mason told 680 CJOB they were looking for a donation of a residential stove to be able to heat up breakfast meats.
As of about 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Mason said several people in the community had reached out to them to help.
“The city of Winnipeg has always been very generous and very giving and they never fail to be there for us in our times of need, so thank you to the city of Winnipeg for hearing us today and for reaching out to us,” Mason said.
They won’t have the replacement stove in place immediately though.
“We will know a little bit more tomorrow, once we work out what exactly it is that need and how they can help us out, but I’m very confident that we’ll have something by the end of the week,” Mason told CJOB.
Despite the significant number of meals the community kitchen provides, Mason stated that they rely on a residential-style range.
“We have entertained the idea of putting in a bigger oven, but we are stuck with the confines of our space. The fittings for a commercial grade oven require more than what we have set up”.
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