This holiday season the Salvation Army of Lafayette is working to build a new kitchen to better serve the community.
This project has been in the works for a while and was badly needed.
Salvation Army Corps Officer John McGee says “this process has been going on for a couple years. It was really brought about as our current kitchen only serves about 25 people at a time but we have 130 people some nights.”
The kitchen is being built in part of the facility that was run down but once complete the new space will allow the Salvation Army to provide seating for 3 times as many people and will have heat and A/C.
They plan to put the final touches on the renovations over the next couple weeks and open just in time for Christmas.
McGee says “we’re hoping to be in here by Christmas Eve because there is a group coming in and they’re serving gumbo and its coming to be awesome because we will be able to eat the gumbo in this new kitchen.”
The soup kitchen is open every night starting at 4pm.