Every October for the past 55 years, the United Methodist Women have come together to serve chicken and noodles to feed capacity crowds. Proceeds from this dinner go to support five local missions.
With the ongoing pandemic, the UMW were faced with “thinking outside the pot” for 2020 to find a creative way to raise funds without serving more than chicken and noodles. Local non-profit organizations need help now more than ever before. With safety in mind, the UMW hosted the first ever Virtual Chicken Noodle Dinner, receiving donations to help fund these important programs.
With the support of the church and the community, they were able to raise $11,500 to be divided between five organizations.
Receiving donations for 2020 were Break Bread Together, a non-profit that serves a meal once a week to people in the area of Full Gospel Tabernacle, The UMW Blessing Box at Hillcrest Park, Chestnut and D Street, Food for Kids, from the Oklahoma Food Bank, Christians Concerned, now located at 905 S. 9th St, and Safe Center, formerly known as Women’s Haven.
Representatives from each organization received a check for the amount of $2,300 on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.
The United Methodist Women would like to thank every donor for their generosity.