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TORRINGTON — Members of the Torrington Lions Club, following their mission to serve others in the community who are in need, recently volunteered to serve meals at the Community Kitchen of Torrington on the first of the month.
Lions Club members will help prepare the food, serve it and clean up after the meals are served.
The soup kitchen was started in 1983 and is housed in the basement of Trinity Lutheran Church on Prospect Street. It receives no federal or state funding and depends on fundraising, grants from local organizations and individual donors, according to its website. The kitchen is supervised by Lisa Hageman, a Torrington resident.
“The Community Kitchen of Torrington is more than just a site to receive a nutritious hot meal,” its volunteers said in a statement. “It is a place people come to for daily contact with others, and a place that provides an opportunity for individuals to meet staff from area agencies and programs for assistance with the many needs and problems they experience. The soup kitchen serves people from all walks of life, including homeless individuals and families, and the working disadvantaged.”