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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.


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.