St. Francis House holds ribbon cutting for Rotary-funded kitchen renovation

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By NewsLine Staff
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Representatives of four of St. Johns County’s Rotary Clubs joined with supporters, staff, board members and volunteers of St. Francis House for a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on April 7 at St. Francis House.  

The event honored the Rotary Club of St. Augustine, Rotary Club of St. Augustine Sunrise, Rotary Club of St. Johns, Rotary Club of Coastal St. Johns County and Rotary District 6970 Foundation for funding the renovation of the St. Francis House commercial kitchen.

The project included a new commercial fan and ductwork as well as the replacement of major equipment and new air conditioning.  

Along with a comprehensive array of services for those facing the crisis of homelessness, St. Francis House serves more than 60,000 meals annually to the homeless and less fortunate. The meal program includes three meals a day for residents of the program and a lunch meal that is offered for anyone who is hungry. Between 80 and 130 people eat lunch at St. Francis House each day.   

For more information about St. Francis House, visit stfrancisshelter.org or call (904) 829-8937.

Photo courtesy St. Francis House

Rusty Kerver, St. Francis House kitchen manager, cuts the ribbon for the new kitchen with St. Johns Rotary Club representatives, St. Francis House staff and board members and Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.