Intracoastal Realty agents from our Carolina Beach office gathered together to support Martha’s Kitchen. Intracoastal agents were able to serve approximately 60 people and 100 plates of food for the evening. Shirley James coordinated the efforts and planned the participation for the office. Mary Kruszon presented a gift to the child who was celebrating a birthday in addition to the cake that was given for the celebration.
Martha’s Kitchen was started in 2005 by Bob and Ruth Hodge at First Baptist Church in Carolina Beach. The ministry, named after Bob’s mother, was created to feed needy people living on Pleasure Island and anyone else who needs a hot meal. At first, meals were provided every Tuesday.
Bob Hodge and Mike Hall from First Baptist came to a St. Paul’s United Methodist Men’s meeting In March 2012 to see if we would be willing to help. The answer was an enthusiastic YES. With the extra help, Martha’s Kitchen now provides hot meals to anyone in need every Tuesday and Thursday night.
The number of diners varies from 60 to 100 and over 40 St. Paul men and women have volunteered since 2012. Originally, we formed two teams with separate team leaders and service dates. As time went on, we found that there were a number of volunteers who want to participate each time, so while we still have two teams, on paper, all volunteers are welcome to come to each meal we serve.
St Paul’s currently host the dinner on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month.
Tuesday & Thursday 6-7pm
409 N Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC
Here are some photos from our night at Martha’s Kitchen in Carolina Beach: