WACO, Texas (KWTX) The Salvation Army in Waco held an open house on Tuesday at its downtown community kitchen.
The public was invited to tour the facility that feeds more than 100 people every day. Visitors also learned about the organization's long term goals for helping those in need.
"We're hoping to stretch things a little farther by coming alongside the folks and seeing if we can find with them the heart of their problem," says Regional Coordinator Major Bradley Caldwell. "We can then attack that part of the problem and move them beyond just recycling their needs."
Major Caldwell explained that the organization's purpose goes beyond providing hot meals; they want to get people back on their feet and contributing to society.
"It's not just homeless people wandering in. This program has a design to it. It has an intent to it," he says.
The local program is partially funded through support of the red kettle campaign during the holiday season.