The Holts Summit Soup Kitchen is ‘running really good’

The Holts Summit Soup Kitchen continues to do well, serving the Callaway County community.

The soup kitchen offers free meals from 4-5:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Civic Building in Holts Summit (282 South Greenway).

The organization serves about 250 to 300 meals every Tuesday and Thursday, said Mary Steck, the coordinator of the soup kitchen. This is an increase from 2022, where it served about 200 people each time, according to a previous Fulton Sun article.

The soup kitchen has been having more young, new families visit, Steck said.

"You know, just people are being more appreciative now than seems like before," Steck said. "Just being a lot of people just appreciate it and tell us 'thanks and I'm glad we're here.'"

The soup kitchen is completely funded by donations and supported by volunteers.

It has "been really lucky" with the number of volunteers contributing their time, Steck said.

"We have a lot of volunteers," Steck said. "We're getting more and more people calling and asking to volunteer, so we've been lucky with that."

However, the organization can always use more volunteers, Steck said.

In the future, the organization hopes to continue on the same track as now and doesn't have any plans to change anything.

"We're running really good and really smooth," Steck said. "So, we plan to just keep it going the way that's going in the future."