A Place at the Table dinner supports temporary housing for homeless families

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By: Geoff Lesar
glesar@flavor574.com

Photo supplied/Bread and Chocolate

A fundraising dinner in Goshen will give community members the opportunity to dine on delicious local food while supporting local homeless families.

Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network’s annual A Place at the Table fundraiser begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 7 at the Bread and Chocolate suite inside The Old Bag Factory, 1100 N. Chicago Ave., Goshen.

Money raised from the dinner will help sustain the organization’s efforts to assist homeless families with temporary housing and counseling.

A Place at the Table
6 p.m. May 7
Bread and Chocolate, The Old Bag Factory, Goshen

Tickets: $50 each. Purchase by calling Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network at 574-534-2300.

Bread and Chocolate will cater the evening’s meal comprised of parmesan chicken breast, roasted vegetable lasagna, mandarin orange salad, parsley red potatoes, green beans almondine and assorted desserts.

The Goshen chapter of the national Interfaith Hospitality Network is nearing its 20th year of operation.

The organization opens its office doors at 105 S. 3rd St. seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (9 a.m. openings on Saturdays), offering shelter and guidance to displaced families.

In the evening, it provides transportation to area churches where guests are greeted with overnight lodging and meals. There are no requirements for entry into the program. 

Deb Keller, wife of Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network director Phil Keller, will speak to A Place at the Table attendees about her own personal experience of being uprooted from stable living situations.

“She was never homeless, per se, but she definitely had the life experience of having to move a lot and knows what it’s like to have her life disrupted,” Phil Keller said.  

Husband and wife folk duo Les and Gwen Gustafson-Zook are scheduled to perform at the event.

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