For 32 years, the soup kitchen at Sacred Heart Church on Pleasant Steet, Waterville, has served area residents with a free lunch program five days a week.

Now it appears it may be forced to close soon, as the kitchen is out of money and can’t pay many of its bills. People who used to contribute $5 or $10 are now faced with their own financial woes, are living on a fixed income, have moved away or passed on.

The kitchen needs donations from individual as well as from business and organizations.

This kitchen serves in excess of 125 persons a day, some of whom are families with small children. It also provides a social function for those with little or no social connections.

The kitchen is staffed and managed entirely by volunteers. It needs everyone’s help if it is to survive.

Harold Withee

Winslow

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