TRENTON, Tenn. — A local nonprofit is committed to helping the community by providing meals to those in need.
Why Not Ministries is a nonprofit food ministry in Trenton that prepares freshly prepared food for those in need of a good meal.
What began as a dream in 2019 quickly became an important part of the community.
“We originally started delivering meals out of the church – the first Methodist church in Trenton. For about two years we delivered meals. We’re up to delivering about 177 meals every other week or twice a month,” said Brian Griffith, the director of Why Not Ministries.
From there they quickly grew into an establishment.
The Community Kitchen opened in September 2022. Now they serve around two thousand meals a month.
“We wanted to be able to serve more people and serve the community better by providing free meals to more people and also giving people a place to come and just hang out and be together,” Griffith said.
The community kitchen is financed through fundraisers, catering and donations. All donations go directly to costs and overhead associated with the ministry.
“We do this only out of our love for God. This is what we feel God is calling us to do, and this is what we do. We couldn’t do it if God wasn’t a part of it, because it takes a lot of money to run this place every month. Every time a bill comes due, something happens, a donation comes up, a caterer comes up, and we get it covered,” Griffith said.
Free meals are offered Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m
On Fridays they are open as a normal restaurant serving catfish and chicken to raise funds to support the ministry.
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