Kitchen of Hope moves to indoor dining

Kitchen of Hope moves to indoor dining

DayBreak Community Church is making two changes to its Kitchen of Hope meal program. It is moving from curbside to-go boxes to indoor dining, and meals will be served from noon to 1 p.m.

To mark the occasion, DayBreak is partnering with Linn’s Gyros and OH-YO! Frozen Yogurt for its first sit-down meal since taking over the meal program from St. James Episcopal Church in January. The church is at 342 Nold Ave. in Wooster, though the entrance into the church’s parking lot is off College Avenue.

Since the beginning of the year, DayBreak Community Church members have been feeding the community on Saturdays by handing out lunch to-go boxes, but meals will now be served inside the church’s fellowship hall. Volunteers will wear masks, and seating will be spread out to allow for social distancing.

“It’s an opportunity for everyone to have fellowship with one another and get to talk with other people,” DayBreak Pastor Richard Frazier said. “Our congregation is excited about taking the Kitchen of Hope Saturday meal program to the next level. We want to continue the tradition of serving the downtown Wooster community meals on Saturdays like St. James did.”

Moving the meals indoors will do more than just offer fellowship. It will provide an opportunity to expand the menu selection. Instead of planning lunches that fit nicely into a take-out box, Frazier and his all-volunteer crew will look to offer a variety of pasta dishes, possibly soup and more nutritional offerings.

Rev. Evan Fischer and the congregation of St. James Episcopal Church offered the Saturday meal program for about seven years before DayBreak took over in January. The church continues to support the program.

For questions or more information, email Frazier at or visit DayBreak’s website at

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