Last Homeless Meal Service of 2006


December 17th, 2006


Record amounts of snow fell in an unusually cold December, 2006. As this article was being written on December 22nd, Denver was being buried in a blizzard that shut down the city for three days.

In the frigid December weather, Nippon Kan students and staff braved the cold and prepared veggies Sunday morning, December 17th, for the last homeless dinner of the year outside in the Nippon Kan garden. That evening a crew of fifteen volunteers served a five course dinner to about 290 residents and outside guests at the Denver Rescue Mission. This dinner brought to a close Nippon Kan’s sixteenth year of monthly meal service at the mission.

Prepping veggies in the cold!

Homeless Meal Service Statistics

Oct 15th, 2006 meal service 280 meals served
Nov 19th, 2006 meal service 300 meals served
Dec 17th, 2006 meal service 290 meals served
Total meals served since 1991 44,298 meals served