The Lord's Cafe is a free restaurant ministry of Crossroads Community. One of the first prayers prayed as a new faith family was to open our eyes to the physical needs of the area. Hunger and food accessibility rose to the top of the immediate needs.
We prayerfully secured "The Old Blue Heron Restaurant" in February 2011. Work began on a total kitchen renovation in March. Through volunteers and donations from the faith family, The Lord's Cafe was ready to open for business on June 6, 2011. The Lord's Cafe has been in continuous operation since then.
Currently, The Lord's Cafe opens Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during the summer months; in the school year, lunch is served Tuesday and Thursday. Grocery Giveaway Day is on Wednesday each week.
On average, 900 meals are served each week of the summer; on average, 220 meals area served each week of the school year. Each Wednesday, over 140 families receive free groceries amounting to over 7,000 pounds a week. All of this is done through divine provision. The Lord's Cafe is operated solely on volunteers and donations.
The Lord's Cafe is operated as any other restaurant except three factors: no one receives a bill for the meal; every customer is prayed with; all work is done as to God and not for a pay check.
God truly answers prayer when we simply ask Him to show the need and provide the resources!