Thanksgiving feast to be served at Ms. Helen's
By Katherine Miller
CROWLEY – Ms. Helen’s Soup Kitchen, which has been serving the people of Acadia Parish for six years, welcomes all to their Thanksgiving feast.
Don Gautreaux, director of Ms. Helen’s, says, “We are glad to have anyone who comes through the door.”
The kitchen serves three meals a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Thanksgiving dinner of turkey with all the trimmings will be served the day prior to Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 26.
“Daily, we serve an average of 150 meals. The most we have ever accommodated was 202 people,” he informed.
Gautreaux added that the soup kitchen is at its busiest during the summer when children are out of school.
When asked how he accomplishes this feat each week, he informed that they have many scheduled, faithful volunteers, to each of which he extends his gratitude. Gautreaux explained that even though the kitchen may only be open for a few hours, but volunteers begin their work around 6 a.m.
Donations, preferably monetary, are an ongoing necessity in order for the soup kitchen to accomplish its goal each week.
“We are thankful as well, for all donations that we receive,” Gautreaux added.
Ms. Helen’s Soup Kitchen is located at 117 West 7th Street in Crowley.