Jae Maxfield, Executive Director of Dixie Care & Share said, “This partnership allows Dixie Care and Share to provide a service to those in need at the church facility at the lowest possible cost. The St. George Community Soup Kitchen program has been serving the needs of the hungry since 2004 and now with the combined resources of Dixie Care & Share, Grace Episcopal Church, LDS Bishops' Storehouse and Utah Food Bank."
Jim Roberts, a volunteer at the St. George Community Soup Kitchen for the past 2 years and acting executive director said, “We appreciate the efforts of our volunteers very much and look forward to continuing to serve and support the St. George Community Soup Kitchen program that is so vital to our community."
The St. George Community Soup Kitchen serves 75 to 100 people each day, three times a week, from its interim location at Grace Episcopal Church while it continues its effort to locate a permanent facility.
The Reverend Dr. Douglas Gregg, Associate for Faith Formation at Grace Episcopal Church, will serve as acting chair of Dixie Care & Share’s St. George Community Soup Kitchen advisory committee.
Dr. Gregg said, “Jim and I are honored to be part of an organization that will work tirelessly to combat hunger. Equally important, we are pleased to be part of a team that is working to create a sustainable organization that will serve as a model for administrative and financial transparency."
Both Dixie Care & Share and Grace Episcopal Church will accept donations designated to support the Community Soup Kitchen.
Local attorney Adam C. Dunn, Board of Trustees chair for Dixie Care & Share said that through the generous contributions of Washington County residents, the non-profit organization was able to provide the following services to those in need during February;
96 men, women and children were provided with 1075 nights of lodging and 3225 meals.
162 showers were provided to non-residents.
St. George Food Pantry:
442 Family units totaling 1218 individuals received a monthly food box. Over 48,000 lbs. of fresh produce and bakery goods were distributed.
Hurricane Food Pantry:
180 Family units totaling 471 individuals received a monthly food box.
Over 11,500 lbs. of fresh produce and bakery goods were distributed
About Dixie Care and Share
Dixie Care & Share, a 501(c)(3) charity based in St. George Utah, is a community organization created to help those who need assistance. The organization creates a means by which to bring together community resources to operate food banks and emergency shelters in St. George and Hurricane. It also helps those who need education about how to work with others, those who need to be healed, and those who need to learn about a new job or a new path in life.