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En Christo is small but attempts to tackle large goal.

January 21, 2011

En Christo team feeds Spokane’s homeless.

En Christo is a small campus ministry based out of Whitworth University. They are not too well-known outside of the Whitworth campus, but their mission is clear.

There goal is to food those who are homeless or living in poverty. En Christo consists of first, the lunch making and second, the distribution.

“Don’t have to do both. But I like to,” leadership member Hannah Crawford said. She explained that participating in both sections allows the group to form into a team, who is cohesive and wants to work together.

Volunteers meet in the Whitworth Hixon Union Building at 1:30 every Saturday to start the lunch making process. They make and pack sandwiches assembly line style, this is later paired with soup made the previous night.

Once finished there is a short meeting and time of worship, then the they pack up and head off to Park Tower. Park Tower is a retirement home on 217 W Spokane Falls Blvd. They head downtown at about 3:00pm.

The team splits up into male, female pairs and visit the residents. They deliver sandwiches and soup while also offering a kind word or a listening ear.

Visting residents of Park Towers.

Crawford has been able to make good relationships with a few particular residents such as Jane, Norm and his wife.

While part of the team visits Park Towers, others are the Street Team. They hand deliver the food to those who are homeless and living on the street.

At the end of the day any extra food is donated to the Truth Project. The operation ends at about 6:30 or 7:00. It’s basically the whole day but its worth it, Crawford said.

Volunteer Info:

To get involved, simply show up. Whitworth University is located on 300 W. Hawthorne Rd. The Hixon Union Building is in the main entrance and around the bend in the road. En Christo is open to anyone, so please join.

Questions, visit En Christo’s Facebook page. Sorry there is no direct phone number for En Christo.



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