Manna Kitchen to cease operations
The Chapel of Light issued an official statement this morning on the closing of Manna Kitchen.
Manna Kitchen, a ministry of Chapel of Light, an Interdenominational church in New Boston, announced it would cease operation on March 22, 2019. The original mission of Manna Kitchen was to provide meals to the elderly and shut-ins 7 days a week, as a ministry of the church, which accepted no federal or state funding, but relied on donations or area churches, individuals, organizations and businesses to carry out its ministry.
Manna Kitchen began in 1996 as a ministry of Chapel of Light Church and has served more than 1.5 million meals in its 23 years of existence by a group of volunteers from this area. Manna Kitchen was started in order to perform the Will of the Lord by helping the area’s elderly and shut-ins. The congregation of Chapel of Light feels that at this time, Manna Kitchen is not functioning as the church intended. Therefore, on Sunday, March 17, 2019, the congregation of Chapel of Light voted to cease operation of Manna Kitchen.
The Church wants to afford those who are in true need of its services sufficient time to arrange for other meal delivery services and Manna Kitchen will exhaust its inventory of perishable goods. Manna Kitchen will no longer accept donations and monetary donations that have just been received will be returned to the donors.
The Church wants to express its gratitude for the support it has received from the community throughout the years and as Pastor AM Adams has often said, it was the Lord and the community that made Manna Kitchen possible.