In November 2016, a Charleston City Paper article shared an urgent need of North Charleston's only soup kitchen which is run by Tricounty Family Ministries. After years of operating in three small buildings behind Advent Lutheran Church, the soup kitchen was offered a new, larger home in the basement of Cherokee Place United Methodist Church just a few doors down. According to Sue Hanshaw, Chairman & CEO of Tricounty Family Ministries, the space was nearly a perfect space for the nonprofit with one exception... the kitchen's equipment was extremely outdated.
Along with nearly $32,000 donated from the community in response to the article, the kitchen's need for equipment was answered by FRS. Our Charleston location was able to offer a walk-in cooler/freezer and hood at nearly cost. The walk-in has already been installed, and the hood will be delivered and installed in a few weeks.
Lead Warehouseman Kirt Morrison (pictured with cap) assembling walk-in cooler/freezer
You can learn more about Tricounty Family Ministries and the wonderful work that they do on their website, tricountyfamilyministries.org. Below are some pictures of the project. We at FRS Charleston feel blessed to be able to help our community in this way.