Pathfinders Feed Homeless Through Bean's Café
What do 20 gallons of potatoes, 10 gallons of cracked eggs, 140 sandwiches, 16 quarts of salad, 150 cans of stew and 15 sliced pies and cakes all have in common?
The first Sunday of the month for the past year, the Anchorage (Alaska) Pathfinders have volunteered a squad of Pathfinders at Bean's Café to help serve the 9 a.m. breakfast, prepare the lunch and assist with items for the following week. According to Katie Daniel, "I have what I need, and they don't." For their efforts and testimonies Daniel, Omar Techeira and Creighton Foust have recently earned the new Missions Honor (created by Jim Klingler).
This past year, the Anchorage Pathfinders have accumulated more than 400 hours of community service mostly by helping prepare meals for the homeless. Tom Foust, Pathfinder co-director, states, "Our outreach is to love our neighbors as ourselves. With God's help, we will do so even more this year." Bean's Café serves three meals a day, feeding more than 100 homeless individuals in addition to feeding residents of the abused women's shelter, due to a recent fire. All food is donated by the Alaska Food Bank, residents and local stores.