Sarah’s Kitchen is Named after Abraham’s wife Sarah: Genesis 17: 15-16.
Our Mission is to welcome and feed those in our community who are struggling financially and need a hot nutritious meal.
The idea for Sarah’s Kitchen began January 2009 during the latest recession. A group of spiritually motivated layman and clergy from seven congregations started planning a way to feed the hungry in St Lucie County where the unemployment rate was then over 15%.
Sarah’s Kitchen served its first hot meal at the First United Methodist Church on Prima vista Blvd in Port St. Lucie over three years ago. The first Monday night, June 1, 2009, we served 36 people. We now serve over 1200 meals a week.
The five existing sites serve hot nutrtious meals five days a week to individuals and families who live below the poverty line: mentally challenged, physically handicapped, the working poor, seniors who are surviving on social security, mothers with infants, and the homeless. We serve many who have been affected by the current economic crisis: people who have lost their jobs, and those who have lost their homes.
Thirty congregations have representatives on the Sarah’s Kitchen Advisory Board. These congregations supply over 500 volunteers that comprise 25 teams of workers: Team leaders, cooks, set-up crews, servers and clean-up crews.
These volunteers served 67,767 hot meals in 2018.
We are an interfaith organization that has its foundation in the Spiritual understanding that our Faith calls us to serve others, especially those in need. We believe that everyone can make a difference in the lives of others because everyone can serve.
Julie and Bob receiving the award for the Best Non-Profit Business from the Chamber of Commerce