Church Under the Bridge Expands Soup Kitchen to Sundays 11/3/13
CBS 7 News
November 3, 2013
Until recently homeless people in Midland didn't have a place to go for a meal on Sunday mornings. But now, Church Under the Bridge has expanded their ministries to meet the growing demand.
Joshua Repko has been homeless for over three years now. Last week he hitchhiked to Midland from Philadelphia to look for work.
"I came into town and just asked the police department where there was a homeless shelter," says Repko.
So he made his way to the Salvation Army.
"They said Saturdays and Sundays the Church Under the Bridge sets up nearby here and has meals and church services," he says.
"We decided to start doing Sundays just simply because there aren't any soup kitchens open on the weekend," says Church Under the Bridge Founder Evan Rogers.
Although Sunday is a day of worship, for Church Under the Bridge the main purpose is to feed the hungry.
"There’s a need there to help the people who are under served and under privileged to feed them," says Rogers.
Repko says there's a common misconception when it comes to homeless people.
"That they're homeless because they ruined their lives with drugs and alcohol. Most cases, that's not the case. I'd say, nowadays, people are homeless because of what I said earlier: the economy."
So for Repko, the job hunt begins tomorrow and because of the generosity of Church Under the Bridge, he can do so with a full stomach.