Crab and Seafood Feast Benefits Community Meals Program
A Crab and Seafood Feast will raise funds for Lincoln City’s Community Meals Program on Friday and Saturday, February 27 and 28. The all-volunteer Community Meals Program serves a hot meal three days a week at St. James/Santiago Episcopal Church to anyone who is hungry, stretching their food dollars or lonely for the company of others. All proceeds from the feast will purchase food for the program, which serves over 5,500 meals per year.
The feast is open to the public and will be served in four seatings at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. both days, Feb. 27 & 28. The meal includes hand-picked crab, shrimp and clam chowder, plus salad and dessert. A non-seafood option and take-out orders are available, and wine can be purchased separately. A silent auction of wonderful items from local merchants and individuals is open for bids during dinner.
From the Community Meals Program’s start in 2000, founders Scott Sommerfeld and Eric Simpson envisioned offering free, hot, nutritious meals to anyone who attends, with no restrictions and no questions asked. Volunteers from the community, including area churches, shop for, prepare, serve and clean up after the meals, Over 16,000 volunteer hours each year bring meals to those in need each Monday and Thursday evening and Saturday mornings.
Tickets are $39 and available through the St. James/Santiago Episcopal Church office by calling 541-994-2426. The deadline for ticket purchase is February 20. Donations to the Community Meals Program are welcome. For more information, go to www.episcopalchurchlincolncity.com and click on Events.