For 14 years, a Long Beach woman has been serving free, hot meals to those in need.
Last Wednesday, Aug. 2, Alice Robinson, also known as Miss Alice by neighborhood friends, was recognized for her kindness and dedication at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park’s Social Hall.
Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews and several volunteers joined Miss Alice Robinson to celebrate the 14th anniversary of the Friends of Alice Robinson Feeding Program. Robinson’s daughters also were in attendance, helping serve and assist attendees.
Robinson hosts a feeding program every first Wednesday of the month, and even uses money from her own social security pension to buy supplies. Started in 2004, Robinson and volunteers served 445 meals in its first year. To date, Robinson and friends served more than 13,000 meals.
As is tradition, the event started with prayer — giving thanks for the food, cooks, visitors, and for those who were unable to attend.
Friends and volunteers helped serve the home-cooked meals. Menu items included fried chicken, green beans, corn, watermelon, potatoes salad and dinner rolls. Attendees could also help themselves to a variety of desserts — including a slice of the anniversary cake, or chocolate, vanilla, or red velvet cupcakes. Drinks such as water or soda are also provided with each meal.
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