An important part of National Honor Society is a community service, and this year Shelbie Webb, Janessa Kings, and Mr. Mangold traveled to Billings to work in a soup kitchen.
Posted November 15, 2013
By Shelbie Webb
An important part of National Honor Society is a community service, and this year Shelbie Webb, Janessa Kings, and Mr. Mangold traveled to Billings to work in a soup kitchen. The kitchen itself is in the basement of the Montana Rescue Mission Men’s Shelter. Upstairs they board up to 100 men who have no other place to go. Although it is called the men’s shelter, anyone is welcome to come and eat lunch and supper.
The kitchen is run by an English chef named Stuart who plans all the meals and handles all of the donations and health codes. Patrick is a head cook in the kitchen, and two ladies, Maryanne and Janet, are also there to help. Some of the homeless people living upstairs will also come down and help with the meals. They start preparing lunch in the morning, serve it from noon until one, and then start preparing supper. Shelbie, Janessa and Mr. Mangold were able to help prepare lunch, serve it, and then help clean up. We cut up cucumbers, chopped onions and peppers, juiced limes, and served almost 70 people. We met several people with interesting stories. It was a very humbling experience for all of us, and we hope to be able to do it again some day.