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Our Mission is to provide home cooked meals and goodies for low income seniors.  Multiple times a week meals and snacks are provided free of charge to residents in a low income 55+ building.

Our hope is to meet physical, social and spiritual needs and help build a positive-supportive culture.

Your donations help offset the expense of the groceries, paper products and drinks used in serving these beautiful people.  Thank you for your prayers and financial support!

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Food can Unify! ©
by phil t

I’m no expert on birth order but I do know that middle children (which I am—two older siblings and two younger) tend toward peace making. I desperately long for people to get along and be encouraging to one another! I really despise conflict and find that I am deeply emotionally affected when I’m exposed to relational conflict and negativity.

As many of you know, I live in a 55+ building. Truth be told the median age is definitely north of 70. I moved here to be close to my Dad (he lives in an assisted living facility a block away).  At first I didn’t feel like I belonged here—just wasn’t ready to spend afternoons playing Bingo...but after a while I began getting to know some of the residents.

I discovered that many residents had a very limited food budget or didn’t know how (or were unable) to cook for themselves. E.g., I will forever remember discovering that one of the residents often went all day without any nourishment. I interacted with her on many days after 8PM (as I took my dog out for an evening walk) and I would ask her if she’d had anything to eat and she would say “no”. Then I would ask her if she would like me to make her something and with tears in her eyes she would say “would you”?  After feeding her some Salmon and Rice or Fettuccine she would say “your an Angel.”

As I started cooking regularly I found many others in the building that were also grateful for the meals and snacks.

Without going into inappropriate detail, suffice it to say that there had been lots of drama in our building that seemed to have stemmed from some power struggles amongst various tenants that were vying for leadership roles. Unfortunately this led to hurt feelings, derogatory gossip and division. As I thought and prayed about the divided culture I sensed a nudge to use food as a unifier. Organically I noticed people building connections as we shared meals together. 

Thus “Fare2Share” was born (www.fare2share.org). I don’t know how far reaching this food ministry will become...but I’ve seen God genuinely transform some hearts and heal some broken relationships through the simple act of providing some home cooked meals! With the rapid growth of 55+ buildings in this region it’s possible that God may use Fare2Share to help build community and meet real needs in lots of different locations.

For now the focus is to faithfully provide home cooked meals and snacks (free of charge) for the low income residents in my building. As the frequency of meals has increased and the number of residents partaking in the meals has grown, so has the financial burden. God has faithfully provided and I say often to those I’m privileged to serve “God has been good to me and it’s my honor to share His goodness with you.”

If this ministry initiative strikes a cord with your heart would you be willing to lift Fare2Share in prayer? God is doing something significant and it’s fun to be His conduit of love to these precious people! 


 

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Anonymous

2018-07-03 18:45:27

Thanks brother. You are an inspiration!

David D Cornell

2018-07-14 15:22:30

Blessings to you with your ministry, Phil!

Julie Carlson

2018-10-18 20:13:47

So glad your heart is always focused on others wherever you are!!

Jon Alexander

2018-12-07 16:16:52

Merry Christmas!

Robert Arvidson

2019-02-06 02:41:43

God Bless

Robert j Arvidson

2019-05-30 01:11:52

Good luck Phil

robert arvidson

2019-08-05 22:57:56

Thanks For All You do Phil!! God Bless

Robert j Arvidson

2019-09-13 01:10:24

Thanks for all you do Phill

Jon Alexander

2020-01-23 02:36:59

Meat raffle winner pays it forward.

Update #1
August 8, 2018, 10:37 pm
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Thanks to all who have given gifts of finances or prayer!  God is using our partnership to encourage many!  It’s been so fun to see the doors that God has opened to give counsel, prayer and encouragement—all because of the gift of home cooking. 

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Jon Alexander

125 days ago

Meat raffle winner pays it forward.

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Robert j Arvidson

257 days ago

Thanks for all you do Phill

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robert arvidson

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Thanks For All You do Phil!! God Bless

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Robert j Arvidson

363 days ago

Good luck Phil

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Robert Arvidson

476 days ago

God Bless

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Carmen Thompson

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Jon Alexander

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Merry Christmas!

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Diane Sculthorp

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Julie Carlson

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So glad your heart is always focused on others wherever you are!!

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David D Cornell

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Blessings to you with your ministry, Phil!

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Thanks brother. You are an inspiration!

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