Family resource center gets revamped thanks to metro donors

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Imagine cooking for hundreds of people in your own kitchen. Things would get kind of cramped! That’s exactly what a metro charity does every week. But, thanks to some generous donors in the metro it’s finally able to expand.

Every week the True Light Family Resource Center at 31st and Charlotte in Kansas City, Missouri serves meals to hundreds of men, women and children.

"This is the best meal maybe, maybe the only meal for some people during the Saturday," said Executive Director at the Center Alice Piggee-Wallack.

But, their kitchen is smaller than most peoples. For years volunteers in the day shelters tiny kitchen have struggled to get that food on the table.

"Oh no, it's awful. I mean in terms of space we do the best we can with the space that we have,” said Piggee-Wallack.

On Saturday the organization received a $5,000 check bringing a year and a half of fundraising efforts to $160,000. It’s enough to start work on a brand new commercial size kitchen equipped with the needed equipment and appliances to serve so many.

"For the volunteers down here it's going to be huge because they're going to have more space not only that they're going to be able to cook larger amounts of food for people,"  said Jason Sheahan, one of the corporate donors from Redi Services.

Construction on the new kitchen is expected to start in March.