Our 9th Pasadena Community Supper Club. Months ago when we first started, we thought we were merely crazy. Then we assumed we were just lucky. Now? Well, let’s not get cocky. We’re simply blessed - in the way we’ve been welcomed into the community at Centennial Place, by our church partners and volunteers, and through the generosity of our donors.
I (Fred) am not one for sitting down and writing out New Year’s Resolutions. (I am also not one for just sitting still these days...perhaps there’s a correlation.) But if asked to write down one goal for Pasadena Community Supper Club in 2019, it is this: more connection, and deeper relationships, with the women and men we serve at our monthly dinners.
That was the mutually-agreed-upon-yet-independently-arrived-at sentiment of our core group following Pasadena Community Supper Club’s November service and dinner.
It has only been five months, five dinners, no more than, say, 10 to 12 total hours of presence, but something seemed different, deeper, more connected, and more welcome at Centennial Place this past Sunday.
The first of my three consecutive alarms rings on my phone beginning at 5 AM, the two additional ones protecting against an accidental deactivation of the first. To me, 5 AM is as early as you can get up and consider it the morning of a new day. Anytime before that, and it may as well be the night before. But, as I’m discovering quickly, in the Food World - to say nothing of being a parent, or some other person who simply works harder than I do - the earlier the better. There’s always something else that needs prepped, packed, or purchased last-minute.
Nothing says Fall like a delicious bowl of Chili with Cornbread...even though it’s still 80+ degrees in SoCal… https://t.co/njsmcPTwny
It’s been too long since we’ve posted a food pic. So here’s one to remind you that, at Pasadena Community Supper Club, we serve quality, fresh food to our neighbors-in-need. Read more about it in our latest update. Link in bio.
Pasadena Community Supper Club co-founder @teeshahadra wrote a book! Relationships can change lives. The ideas in this book have the power to change the world. Available now for purchase, link in bio.
Sit down. Share a meal. Make a friend. That’s what we do at Pasadena Community Supper Club. Latest update - and more pics from the latest event - just posted. Link in bio.
Photo credit @victoriaruan