The Kansas City Community Kitchen is not your ordinary soup kitchen. While it has been serving the community for 30 years, on Feb. 5, it re-opened with a restaurant-style approach that allows the homeless to “dine with dignity.”
The process includes greeters and servers like a typical sit-down restaurant. Making the homeless feel like part of the community.
Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday to Friday, volunteer wait-staff serve high-quality lunches. People are greeted at the door and seated at a table with a menu. A server then takes their order and a freshly made meal is delivered to them.
"They're treating me good, like they don't know I'm homeless." YES. #KCCK #NotJustASoupKitchen pic.twitter.com/BVgGxH2rQE
— Episcopal Community (@ECS_KC) February 11, 2016
According to the press release, “Our diners will not only get delicious, beautiful meals created by our amazing culinary team, but they will have the dignity of being able to choose what they want to eat. KCCK has evolved from the antiquated “soup kitchen” model into a restaurant-like atmosphere, where volunteers serve as hosts and waitstaff each weekday.”