Join Us For Some FUN! Cup of Grace 2nd Annual Family “FUN”draiser Saturday, June 22, 2019

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If you were with us at last year’s Family “FUN”draiser, you remember what a great time it was. There was delicious food, great music, an exciting raffle (including the smash hit “Lucky Dog” Raffle!), an awesome silent auction, a bake sale full of yummy goodies, and fun games for the kids. This year will be even better! We’ll once again run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Spirit Lake’s Big Park at the corner of Highway 41 and Washington Street (we’ll be near the gazebo). Join us for: Delicious BBQ Brisket Sandwiches and Hamburgers, chips and drinks. This year we’ll have more condiments from which to choose, and we’ll also have Snow Cone and Cotton Candy machines! Bake Sale with lots of yummy desserts, breads, pies, brownies, cookies and…
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Summer Saturday Free Lunch Program for Kids Starts Again on June 8th

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School is almost out and summer is just around the corner. While most kids in our area look forward to warm days of splashing in the lake, riding their bikes or playing in the park, some local children face a challenge. What to eat? During the school year, many children get free lunches at school, and for those who qualify, The Lion’s Club generously provides free food to take home with them for the weekend. During the summer, however, those options are off the table. Cup of Grace started a free Saturday lunch program for kids in 2018 right after the school year ended. We handed out over 530 lunches and over 200 “weekend bags” full of kid-friendly foods so they had something to eat over the rest of the…
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The SLPD Wants to Serve YOU!

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Officers from our very own Spirit Lake Police Department (SLPD) will be serving on “Taco Tuesday” at our Free Weekly Community Meal on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Come meet our Spirit Lake police officers and staff as they put together a delicious taco for you. We’ll have taco meat, cheese, and all the goodies you’d expect to dress up your taco. We’ll also have delicious Mexican rice and refried beans. See you on Tuesday, May 7, between 4:30p.m. and 6:30p.m. at the Spirit Lake Senior and Community Center at 32564 N 4th Avenue, Spirit Lake, Idaho!
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Twice Blessed

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Cup of Grace has been blessed since its founding in January 2017.  Blessed with finding a facility to hold a free, weekly community meal; blessed by amazing, hardworking volunteers; and, blessed with a community of neighbors and businesses who support and encourage us.  And we have been blessed yet again – twice! In September 2018, we used a $2500 grant from Kootenai Electric Trust to purchase a storage trailer for our community meal supplies.  The mayor of Spirit Lake is graciously allowing us to store the trailer in the Spirit Lake Senior and Community Center parking lot.  The Center is the facility in which we host the weekly meal. Until we had this trailer, our Executive Director, Amy Privitt, had to store the supplies for the community meal (paper/plastic products,…
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Meet Bridget

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How did you learn about Cup of Grace? Word of mouth, plus the sign on the park fence! What drew you to volunteer? I enjoy volunteering--helping out and giving back. I also wanted to start my grandsons out helping others. How long have you volunteered with Cup of Grace, and what do you do? Since last October, and we do a little of everything. What is your favorite part of volunteering with Cup of Grace? Do you have a favorite story to share? Every Tuesday is my favorite! What do you like to do when you are NOT volunteering at Cup of Grace? Do you have any favorite hobbies, activities, etc.? I quilt, and tie flies for fly fishing. Do you have a favorite scripture or quote that you would…
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Adopt-A-Family for Christmas 2018

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For the second year, Cup of Grace is teaming up with Real Life Ministries (RLM) to adopt families in need for Christmas.  Cup of Grace is providing the names of families in Spirit Lake and the surrounding area who need food and gifts this Christmas to RLM.  RLM’s home groups will do the shopping and wrapping, and deliver the gifts to the families.   If you, or someone you know, need assistance to make this Christmas bright, contact Amy at (817) 228-5018 or amy@cupofgrace.life.  She will pass on the information to our contact at RLM.  The deadline to submit names is Sunday, December 16th, 2018.   Let’s shower some love and bring smiles to some needy families this Christmas!
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Meet Marsha

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Marsha volunteers weekly and is one of Cup of Grace's main cooks! How did you learn about Cup of Grace? Through Peggy at Old West Hardware. What drew you to volunteer? I want to cook and feed people. How long have you volunteered with Cup of Grace, and what do you do? 8 months. I do whatever is needed each week. What is your favorite part of volunteering with Cup of Grace? Do you have a favorite story to share? Creating menu items with the resources that are available to us. What do you like to do when you are NOT volunteering at Cup of Grace? Do you have any favorite hobbies, activities, etc.? Gardening. Just bought my home and now working on building my vegetable garden. Love to go camping.
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Meet Melinda Ely

Meet Melinda Ely

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Melinda Ely helps cook meals for the Tuesday night dinners and donates her time at Phoebe's Place, a community thrift store run by Priest River Ministries Advocates for Women at the Spirit Lake center. How did you learn about Cup of Grace? From my friends Moose and Ruthie Sawley. What drew you to volunteer? I have a heart for it and I wanted to do service work right here in our community. This is a wonderful program to be a part of. How long have you volunteered with Cup of Grace, and what do you do? Since February. I cook and prepare food and serve food. What is your favorite part of volunteering with Cup of Grace? Do you have a favorite story to share? Being part of a Christian…
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Meet Phoebe

Meet Phoebe

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How did you learn about Cup of Grace? While I was looking for a job, someone told me that Amy Privitt was wanting to start making and serving free meals. So I went to the Coffee Shop where Amy was working to speak with her. It was the first time I met her but I liked her right away. What drew you to volunteer? My heart had longed to do something like this for many years, but I had no idea how to go about it. So as soon as I heard someone else is doing it and needs help, I was like “Yes! Here I am!” How long have you volunteered with Cup of Grace, and what do you do? I helped right from the beginning. I cook up…
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