In the New Year, we’ll start following a fascinating couple and their mission to feed the homeless with more than just the basic necessities. Two classically trained chefs with love in their hearts for one another and their community, Carol and Dawn Cooper work closely with the Episcopal Church where I am the Director of Communications, and I sat down recently to talk with them about what they do, why they do it, and how.
Our time together was filled with humor, compassion, travel tips, gardening secrets, warmth, and, of course, food. I can’t wait to share it with you, but I want to be sure to do it justice, so for now, here’s a brief photographic introduction to the work they do, thanks to Lisa Williams, an active volunteer in the parish.
One of the most interesting things about the Coopers and their work is how selfless and humble they are and how those traits seem to work to their advantage. There’s no website, no social media, no high-profile sponsorship. Yet the number of people they feed and the number of volunteers who get involved grows almost weekly. They’re certainly doing something right, and we’ll be there with them for this journey starting in 2017.