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Recovery in the Kitchen

Jul 24, 2019 4:17:17 PM

“As good stewards of the manifold grace of God, each of you should use whatever gift he has received to serve one another.” – I Peter 4:10

Dale Fruin is a production cook at the UGM Men’s Shelter. Overseeing short-term shelter guests assigned to kitchen duty, Dale has a unique opportunity to work with men taking their first steps toward recovery. And even though he has decades of experience in the culinary arts, Dale knows this job is a ministry position.

“I’m not a cook. I’m a steward. God has given me these sets of skills and abilities that he wants me to use to relate to the men here.”

Dale’s experiences aren’t what he would have chosen at the time. But God knew what He was doing.


Food Partners: A Win-Win Relationship

Oct 3, 2018 11:52:16 AM

UGM couldn't serve more than 300,000 meals a year without the grocery stores, restaurants, food service distributors and other commercial partners that donate food every single day. In fact, UGM food partners make it possible to share out of that abundance and feed the hungry across the region.

Setting God's Table at a Homeless Shelter

Apr 11, 2018 1:34:13 PM

Matt Cage, kitchen supervisor at the Center for Women and Children in Coeur d’Alene, sees his job as more than just meal planning and cooking – he's feeding the hungry in more ways than one.

Feeding the Hungry, Body and Soul

Oct 19, 2017 2:22:36 PM

Making meals in UGM's kitchen is about more than feeding the hungry: It's about grace. It's about paying it forward. It's about hope. Just ask Alex.

More than Soup: feeding the hungry

Oct 2, 2015 10:20:00 AM

Union Gospel Mission serves more than 900 meals per day at its four shelters, more than 330,000 meals per year. It also distributes food to rural food banks and smaller ministries.

Feeding the Poor Vs. Feeding the Rich

Nov 5, 2014 7:42:00 PM

UGM Kitchen Supervisor Derek Mobley explains why he chooses to feed the poor.

UGM Camp: Feeding hungry kids

Jul 24, 2014 10:37:00 AM

UGM Camp Director Jenny Weddle writes about the importance of good camp meals and a huge food donation from Sodexo.

Soup's On!

Nov 30, 2012 12:59:36 PM

Soup can be a great meal. Help us feed the hungry with your best soup recipe!