Norwich Community Soup Kitchen opens its doors Tuesday

NORWICH – The Norwich Community Soup Kitchen will open for the season tomorrow. Dinner will be served at the St. Bartholomew’s Parish Center, located at 81 East Main St., every Tuesday at 5 p.m. through the end of May.

While the free dinners are served at five, the parish center opens to the public an hour earlier. “People can come in and visit before they eat; it’s a social time,” said coordinator and long-time volunteer JoAnn Testani. “Everyone is welcome,” she added.

Last week, the parish hosted a volunteer meeting in preparation for the opening of the soup kitchen. “There were a lot of people at the meeting, around 40,” said the group’s treasurer and record keeper Deborah Trythall. “We usually get a lot of adult volunteers plus a number of Morrisville students and Norwich High schoolers. The BOCES special needs group also comes in around 10 a.m. to help set up,” she added.

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