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Rolls for lunch, fresh out of the oven, are being packed by Ann Wiles, left, and Tina Crawford for take-out. Advance orders for pickup can be placed by calling 992-7400.
Rolls for lunch, fresh out of the oven, are being packed by Ann Wiles, left, and Tina Crawford for take-out. Advance orders for pickup can be placed by calling 992-7400.
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POMEROY — The recent reopened Mulberry Country Kitchen in Pomeroy is a place where people have a choice of eating in a comfortable dining area, or taking it out to the comfort of their home.


It’s a place where everyone can eat — money or not — and where no one goes away hungry.


That’s the word from volunteer Linda Lukasik, manager of a group of volunteers who cook, serve, pack for take-out, and clean up in preparation for another day.


Meals are served Tuesdays and Thursdays, with plans for adding a Wednesday luncheon. The program is supported by residents who come for a low-cost meal in support of the program, and those who contribute food for the meals.


Lukasik stressed that everyone is welcome and that no one will be turned away hungry.


She said there is a $3 charge for people who arrive for a full meal. That money is then used to support the program so that people who may be short on funds can eat free of charge. The kitchen is self-supporting, operates solely with volunteers, and relies on food donations with which to prepare the meals. All luncheon sales go to buy food so that those who can’t afford to pay can eat free.


Funding for the new sign announcing “the place where everyone eats” erected in the front yard of the Mulberry Community Center, where the food program is being carried out, was provided by the local Eagles Club.


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