SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — On Thursday, The Rescue Mission Alliance celebrated the grand opening of the Clarence L. Jordan Food Service and Culinary Education Center.
The new space is almost triple the size of the former dining facility, including a new kitchen, new equipment, and a new dining area.
“This was a space that was maxed out, busting at the seams. The need grew, but the space didn’t,” said Dan Sieburg, CEO of the Rescue Mission.
Until now….five years later, all thanks to the help of a community that invested in the multi-million dollar project to help those in need.
“When people are homeless and hungry and they come for meals, sometimes they come for their birthday, sometimes you’re coming here after you’ve lost a loved one, sometimes you come here fleeing from a domestic violence situation,” said Sieburg.
The center not only provides 700 meals a week, 365 days a year, but it will also provide job training skills.
“We can train people on what’s needed in the food service industry today and so we’ll bring you in and train you up and use our connections to help get you hired and employed in the community,” Sieburg said.
The center is named after Clarence L. Jordan, the man who led the Rescue Mission for nearly 40 years. He raised over $100 million to help those in need in Central New York.
To learn more, click here. https://rescuemissionalliance.org/
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