We know we talk about our amazing school system frequently, but when those amazing educators and parents are producing amazing kids, you have to talk about them, too.
A few of our local teens are using their actions to make a difference. They aren’t building houses or raising money,; they are cooking. They are cooking as part of the Open Kitchen Mission.
Open Kitchen Mission is where kids get together once a month to make dinner for those in need. However, instead of meeting in one of their personal kitchens, which could take hours to make the larger quantities needed, they use a kitchen donated by a local restaurant.
This past month they met at our beloved Reel Seafood to make meals for the boys of Goshen Valley in Waleska, Ga. Goshen Valley has several facets in its organization: first and foremost, the 400-acre ranch houses 11-18 year old boys in the foster care system; Goshen New Beginnings allows these individuals independent living while they “age into adulthood;” Goshen Homes, a foster care agency that works to keep siblings in the same home. What a wonderful organization to support!
If you have teens who would enjoy being a part of this opportunity, simply e-mail Hailey O’Brien and ask what your kids can do for Open Mission Kitchen. If you own a restaurant, this would be an amazing way to donate and give back to your community, also email Hailey O’Brien. They meet once a month and are a great, respectful group of young adults who will take care of your kitchen and supplies. Should you choose to participate with Open Mission Kitchen, AroundAbout Local Media would love to give you some social media shout outs so that we can do our part to help this mission grow.
Nothing feels better than giving. Come help these youth give back and really learn the meaning of volunteering and be a part of the Open Mission Kitchen.