Something wonderful is cooking in God's Kitchen
When Arnetta Griffin was told she could no longer use her kitchen to prepare home cooked meals for the needy she didn't back down and didn't give up.
Her cause, God's Kitchen of Kenosha, started months ago when a nearby shelter moved. Twice a day she would bring home cooked meals to the corner of 22nd Ave. and 61st St. in Kenosha. Griffin said her and her family serves up to 100 meals a day to adults and children. But in November, the Health Department told Griffin, for safety reasons, she needed to find a commercial kitchen to cook in.
That's when the owners of Bourbon Legends in Kenosha decided to step up for her cause. The bar and restaurant owners allow her to cook twice a day in their kitchen for the homeless. With her cause getting more attention, the ELCA Outreach Center caught on too. She's now able to serve lunch inside, but because the center closes at 4 p.m., she continues to serve dinner outside.
Griffin said she can't believe how much support she's been getting from the community.
"You'd be surprised to see how many people are coming out and helping, it's beautiful, just beautiful the way God works," Griffin said.
While Griffin gets donations, she said they could always use more. She hopes to open her own center one day to serve the needy.
"What keep me going are them," Griffin said. "The smiles on their faces and the love that they give, it's amazing. I can't stop. I won't stop."