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Marian House drops ‘soup kitchen’ to reflect restaurant-style dining | Homeless

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Colorado Springs’ oldest soup kitchen has been feeding anyone in need of a meal for 50 years, and now, the Marian House is dropping the “soup” and the “kitchen.”

The phrase conjures up a downtrodden image of broth with floating bits of meat or vegetables, said Rochelle Schlortt, spokeswoman for Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, which operates the Marian House in downtown Colorado Springs.

But the Marian House has been and continues to provide much more than that, she said.

The daily lunchtime meal, now under COVID-19 restrictions served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in eight seatings, provides hot food that includes a main dish, side dish, salad, bread, dessert and drink.

“For many, this is their only meal of the day,” Schlortt said. “It’s high-calorie, nutritious and well-balanced.”

Rearranging seating from picnic-style tables and benches to round tables and chairs, and providing “generous portions” of pre-plated meals instead

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Learn, Garden & Reflect with Cornell Garden-Based Learning

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the “JUST  PLANT IT, NY!” campaign is making free and available to the public resources from the CCE Master Gardener Volunteer program and Cornell Garden-Based Learning program for new vegetable gardeners, with time and access to seeds, soil and a few low-budget tools!

Do you have a college student home from school that needs something to do, or a school aged child going stir crazy?  Put their energy and yours into starting a garden for physical, mental and environmental health with the following resources, and know we are growing through this together!

Beginning Vegetable Gardening Resources [3 pgs]

FAQs Vegetable Gardening [3 pgs]

Factsheet Indoor Vegetable Seed Starting [2 pgs]

Blog Posts – Beginning Vegetable Gardening with Steve Reiners

 

About Cornell Garden-Based Learning

Our mission is to provide educators with inspiring, research-based gardening resources and professional development to support engaging, empowering, and relevant learning

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