30th year and going strong PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 31 May 2013 09:11
Joseph Potter (left) and Pastor Adrianne Meier (right) serve food during the Fourth Tuesday Meal this past Tuesday at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
GRAND RAPIDS - In May of 1983, a group of what was considered "out-of-the-box" Lutherans from Hosanna Lutheran Church gathered on the fourth Tuesday to offer what is remembered as a "great home-cooked" meal free to all who attended.
Organizers hoped those who ran out of money by the fourth week of the month or those who didn't like to eat alone would come. What was described as a "struggling congregation" at the time didn't think twice about giving something for nothing. "We were freely feeding others before it became the fashionable thing to do," today's leaders noted.
Hosanna began its 30th year of Fourth Tuesday Meals Tuesday. The meal is served at 5 p.m. Freewill donations are still accepted. Canned goods donated go to the Otsego Food Pantry.
Last Updated on Friday, 31 May 2013 10:03

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