There was a real ‘buzz’ in the air at the second Dumfries Christian Aid Lent lunch held in the church hall at St John’s on Friday.
After the success of the previous week, organisers were delighted to see even more people pop in for soup, a bread roll, a piece of cake and drinks from the moment the doors opened at noon right until the last bowl was served just before 1.30pm.
St John’s prepared this week’s lunch, with Jenny Lawson overseeing a team of ten people working hard, with some of
them preparing food in the kitchen while others served the hungry gathering in the church hall.
Jenny said ten gallons of soup had been made with minestrone, leek and potato, tomato, tomato and lentil and cauliflower all the menu, and all of them delicious.
“The day went very well,” said Jenny. “The church hall was full. I would say there were around 200 people who
enjoyed their lunch. The place was buzzing.”
Alison Wright, Convenor of the Dumfries Christian Aid committee, added: “I’m pleased to say that this week’s lunch was even busier than last week.
“The normal pattern is for lots of folks to arrive for 12 noon. This week they just kept coming and the soup servers were busy until 1:30pm.
“I want to say a big thank you to the folks from St John’s for the catering, Kirkmahoe for the sales table and the Fairtrade group for the Fairtrade stall.”