The Servants of Jesus of The Divine Mercy kitchen facility is a critical asset to the community, fellowship, and mercy-focused aspect of our Ministry. Located at the rear of the Social Hall, the kitchen is used for preparing and serving meals and refreshments for our daily Lunch Ministry as well as for special events, like our monthly First Friday and First Saturday Devotions, holy day and feast day celebrations, and our annual Mission of Mercy fundraiser. Unfortunately, the existing kitchen facilities, equipment, and appliances are in dire need of upgrade and replacement. Our existing facilities are not sufficient to efficiently and effectively provide our Lunch Ministry services or to serve the large number of attendees at our many events. The critical appliances such as the stove and refrigerator are undersized and aged to the extent that they do not work properly and could break down at any time, which would bring a halt to our ability to provide these services. In addition, the current layout and available space of the cabinetry and countertops are not conducive to the quick and efficient preparation and service of food needed to properly execute our Lunch Ministry and special events. Ministry and Board members Ken and Maureen Soens have graciously volunteered to spearhead upgrade efforts as project management sponsors, providing an assessment of the existing facilities, identifying our needs, proposing designs for a more optimal layout, and researching and gathering quotes.
If God has placed it on your heart to help make the new kitchen a reality, then please click one of the above buttons. All donation blessings, big and small, will be greatly appreciated, and will translate into the fruitful enhancement and advancement of the Divine Mercy Center’s mission and vision!
The current estimated cost of this campaign project is $75,000. This estimate includes:
- A new refrigerator and freezer
- A new overhead range with hook-up
- New stainless steel sink, faucet, and soap dispenser
- Wall mounted faucet for filling of large pots
- New anti-microbial countertops with additional surface space for food preparation
- New and additional cabinets with space-saving and accessibility features