In addition to feeding the homeless during the winter months, we also provide food donations to many need families, a number of which live in our small village (less than 200 people) of Khomytensi (Хомутинці). We pass on the blessings we receive from local stores, the Kiev Food Bank and the Red Cross, to many large families, widows, older people, and aging WWII veterans.
For the winter feedings, we prepare 40 liters (10.5 gallons) of soup, 40 liters of hot water (for tea and coffee), and pass out bread with it. On holidays, like Easter or Christmas, we do special meals of cabbage rolls, or a meat-rice dish and serve salads and dessert. Our average is about 500 cups of soup a week !