The Emmanuel Dining Room

photoYesterday, I met Brother Miguel at the Emmanuel Dining Room. He told me the building use to be a fire hall. The place where people sit to eat now use to have two fire trucks. Brother Ronald found the building once it was emptied and he asked the city if he could buy it and use it to provide a safe place and food for those who are hungry. On the top floor of the building women and children have a place they can stay and it is called Hope House.

Brother Miguel met with my Mom and me in the basement. We talked about Brae’s Brown Bags and I gave him four bags. He really likes my idea. He gave me a wooden plaque that looks like the Emmanuel Dining Room building it was a very nice gift. It has stuff written on the back about their mission. I have it in the family room in my house now.

Brother Miguel says I can hand out Brae’s Brown Bags at the Emmanuel Dining Room using their giveaway table. After someone eats a hot meal for lunch they can then take a Brae’s Brown Bag which will have a drink and snacks for them for the rest of the day. He invited me to come back on August 25th. I am going to make at least 50 bags to bring with me on that day. I will be able to hand them to people when they leave the dining room.

Brother Miguel and MeSo on Sunday, August 25th I will return to the Emmanuel Dining Room with a bunch of Brae’s Brown Bags and I’m very excited. Brother Miguel said if we can go once a month with bags that would be great. I hope we can, I know there are a lot of people out there I can help.

A lot of people asked if they can help, too. You can. You can volunteer at the dining room or you can donate food. If you want to help with 3B we could always use more bags and fillers. I like to use healthy snacks and water bottles. Thank you everyone for all the nice things you said on my Mom’s facebook page. That was pretty cool.

8 thoughts on “The Emmanuel Dining Room

  1. Cheryl

    Glad that you met Father Miguel, Braeden. Nice photo. I will bring in a case of water bottles to your mom. Thank you for the bags to get us started.

  2. I am excited to see how far this reaches and how many lives you touch, Braeden! (I am friends with your mom and gram- and Sammy Lawson:)). I would love to help with supplies or money for supplies and offer my time to volunteer for 3B- it would be an honor!

    1. Thank you everyone. I would like to to keep making bags. I try to put a drink and three healthy snacks in each bag. So if you ever have spare water bottles or snacks that would help.

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