Fantastic and friendly staff. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to make a difference in their community.
I must admit, I had no idea what was in store for me when I agreed to go with my friend to the Lombard Soup Kitchen. Needless to say I wasn't exactly excited, but WOW. The people that work there are amazing, and the community members being served are fantastic. I've been making weekly trips to help out and am never disappointed. Everybody should make their way down, and if you don't, do something for the community. Volunteer somewhere, donate money to some foundation, do an event for a cause, go out and make the world a better place.
Lombard soup kitchen is life changing. Both those who serve and those being served are the most gracious people I have ever met. Lombard put the world in perspective for me and showed me how even though times can be hard (and I mean really hard) there are always reasons to be thankful. Starting my Friday mornings off with Lombard starts my day off right and is always a great way to wrap up a stressful week at school. Thank you Lombard!
The people that are running the kitchen are wonderful. They make you feel welcome, and they are providing a great service to the people of Philadelphia. I would definitely recommend volunteering there to friends.
This charity was a wonderful soup kitchen. The food was wonderful and the people were so friendly. The group leader, Danny, was great. Though there was not much to do, I feel we helped a lot. We also got the chance to talk to the people coming for a meal there and that is very important to me.
This was my first time volunteering at Lombard Central Presbyterian Church soup kitchen, and I felt so welcomed. It was very lively and fun to volunteer here, and if you asked about something, there's always someone helping you. The people and atmosphere made the experience so much better, and I know that this volunteer service was going for a good cause. I would definitely come back.
In the several trips I have made to Lombard so far this year, I have been extremely impressed. To be honest, interacting with the individuals (both those serving and those being served) at the soup kitchen was probably just as beneficial to me as it was to those I tried to help. Though the wealth gap in America is startling, and I have always known about it, one cannot truly understand the severity of the problem of hunger until one witnesses it firsthand. On my first day at Lombard, I heard a woman proclaim, "Jesus is so good! I thought I was going to have to wait till Tuesday to eat!" (this was on the preceding Friday). I was blown away. I must admit, I wish I had gotten to do more interacting with the individuals at the soup kitchen instead of just cleaning, but that was likely due to the scheduling difficulties on my end of the volunteering experience.
I think this is a great service to the community. I feel we had a few to many volunteers the day I volunteered, so we did all have something to do the whole time. I know that it is hard to know how many volunteerers are going to show up each day.