The Community Kitchen of Bennettsville held its ribbon cutting Monday morning. Volunteers, local officials and Chamber of Commerce representatives watched as Anne and Roger Griggs officially opened the “soup kitchen” which provides free lunches five days a week for those in need. “The response has been amazing, both from the number of folks who have helped get this ministry up and running and the number of people that we have already served,” said Roger Griggs. The kitchen started serving meals May 1 and has been averaging 85 “customers” each day for the last two weeks. “From Mayor Heath Harpe, who donated the building, to all our dear friends who did the renovation work, to the groups and organizations who are helping serve the meals, this has been a true community effort,” he said.
Photo by Dan McNiel