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January 4, 2013

Ada woman, group aim to feed city's poor

Ada —  

Edwina Lowry stood in a room in the church building at Ninth and Oak, pointing to the areas where a commercial kitchen is slowly taking shape.

The Ada woman is a member of Abba’s Tables, a new organization aimed at feeding hungry people in the area. The organization is a mission outreach project of Olive Branch Fellowship, which has bought the building at Ninth and Oak.

Volunteers are converting the room into a commercial kitchen, and Abba’s Tables officials are raising money so they can start feeding people, Lowry said Thursday.

She said the organization has generated about $700 in monthly pledges so far, but it needs at least $2,500 a month before it can begin serving meals.

“What we need here at the beginning is individuals to step out,” Lowry said. “The reason is that churches already have their money committed, and so they are having to put us on boards for discussion of how to move money around to support us. Individuals can instantly say, ‘Well, I can give $10 a month.’

“And so our first support to get us started is going to be individuals. Two or three years down the line, our support’s probably going to come from the churches or a mix of the two.”

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