Punching the Clock: Dishing it out

Organizers of the South New Berlin soup and sandwich dinner say lately they’ve been sending far too many leftovers home with volunteers when the night’s over.

“We’re not always sure we’re reaching the people who need our help the most,” said volunteer David Lawson. “There’s plenty of them out there who could use a free meal that just aren’t coming.”

When Dave says “out there,” he doesn’t mean in South New Berlin – he means anywhere.

The dinner, held inside the community room at the First Baptist Church on Route 8 the last Monday of every month, is open to anyone and everyone.

That’s why he and the four other regular volunteers can’t figure out why more people don’t come.

“But we’re not discouraged,” Dave said. “Even if we only feed one person, we’re doing our job.”

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