Soup Kitchen’s “Sponsor A Lunch” Program Returns
The Soup Kitchen In Provincetown (SKIP), re-opening on Monday, November 5, is once again offering individuals, businesses, and organizations the chance to underwrite a day’s meal while gaining a little notoriety and a tax deduction at the same time.
Through its “Sponsor a Lunch” program, SKIP will announce and publicize contributors of $250 or more through its own Facebook page and the Provincetown Community Facebook page. In addition, the donor’s generosity will be posted on a signboard the day of their sponsored lunch at the United Methodist Church on Shank Painter Road.
SKIP spends an average of $250 per day on food to prepare over 100 meals. That’s after food donations from the Greater Boston Food Bank, local restaurants, businesses, and individuals. This program enables individuals and businesses to donate the $250 that SKIP needs each day. Checks may be sent to SKIP, P.O. Box 538, Provincetown, MA 02657, Attention: SLP.
“This program will bring SKIP much-needed funding for the hearty meals prepared daily by our many volunteers, who operate a remarkable community resource,” says Daniel Elias, chairman of the SKIP board of directors.
With a donation of $250 or more, a person or group will be named SKIP’s Sponsor of the Day. Contributors will be assigned the next available day from Monday through Friday and sent a thank-you/receipt. Because SKIP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, all donations are tax-deductible.
Contributions may be made in honor of a person or a group. For example, one donation was made in the name of the donor’s newlywed friends. “What a wonderful way to show your appreciation to the volunteers and the hundreds of Outer Cape residents who benefit from our daily lunches,” says Elias.
Open to all, the soup kitchen operates weekdays November through April, serving hot, nutritious meals. Guests begin gathering at noon for the 12:30 p.m. lunch, mingling with friends or browsing the adjoining thrift shop. “The daily lunch can fill the gap in a winter economy that stretches the budgets of many people whose incomes are seasonal,” said Elias.
SKIP will serve an estimated 13,000 meals in its 2018-2019 season. “Besides offering a place for the delicious food our volunteers prepare and serve each day, the soup kitchen helps build a sense of community,” says Elias. “That can be even more important during the winter months, when people sometimes feel isolated and even marginalized.”
Sponsorship or other SKIP-related questions should be directed to [email protected].