Gowanda church provides meals and more to community

Submitted Photo Pictured is one of Gowanda’s Trinity United Church of Christ Free Community Meal gatherings.

GOWANDA — Trinity UCC’s Community Meal effort is entering it’s seventh year. It all started in 2010 as an idea from church members who wanted to find a special way to give back to the wonderful neighborhood of Gowanda.

The Free Community Meal was “born” with the first meal held on Jan. 27, 2011. Trinity UCC is very proud of its members and their efforts to keep this meal going and also adding a giving table, where there are free items to anyone who needs them, clothing, shoes and some household items.

There have been over 6,000 people served, there has never been a charge but free will donations are accepted to offset the cost of the food. There has been music, special book readings, a play area for the kids, and also lots of laughs and fellowship. The site is handicap accessible on Erie Avenue.

The meals are served on the second Saturday, January through November. The time is 4 to 6 p.m., it is “all you can eat” while you are here and it will continue to be a free meal where everyone is welcome. All the meals are homemade, including the desserts.

Come on down and join everyone at the little white church on the corner and enjoy some good food and fellowship. Thanks go to the community for all of its support for the past six years. Trinity members are grateful for this opportunity to serve our neighbors.

Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 Erie Ave., Gowanda 532-3004, the church is also on Facebook as Trinity Ucc Gowanda, website: trinityuccgow.wixsite.com/trinityuccgowanda.