Read what’s happening in the UGM community - residents, staff, volunteers.

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Breaking Bread at UGM

Nov 21, 2019 5:11:10 PM

“Breaking bread – it’s a community thing” – Bethany Kuhn, UGM sous chef.

Food is about so much more than food. It symbolizes grace, warmth, community, family, a sense of belonging.

Bethany Kuhn (pronounced Que-in) gets that: “My daddy was a preacher. Every church function had food. Every time we went visiting or calling, there was food involved. So, I feel like any kind of interaction you have with people should involve food.”

People generally come into UGM shelters hungry, worn out and discouraged. They receive a tray of food, lovingly prepared, from a smiling volunteer and sit down at a table surrounded by community.

Recovery in the Kitchen

Jul 24, 2019 4:17:17 PM

Dale Fruin is stewarding his kitchen experiences, and life experiences, to encourage people to pursue addiction recovery.

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!