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Friendship Feast

    Joe Levitch I found out about CABI and Friendship Feast several years ago. CABI has been hosting it for decades, along with a group of downtown, faith-based organizations that teamed up to provide weekly meals for the hungry. I got involved when John Lewellen was in charge and we were doing a potato bar.  John would bake the potatoes ahead of time and we would set up tables and welcome guests into the First Presbyterian Church dining room. In two serving lines, we would dish out a made-to-order potato with all the toppings, a salad, some fruit, a roll, and dessert. We typically served 50 or so people on the 4 th Thursday of every month. Then COVID hit and John handed me the baton. We pivoted to a grab-and-go sack meal with a kosher hotdog in an amazing pretzel bun, chips, granola bars, fruit & veggies, cheese, plus a dessert. One day, I saw a cool partitioned container at a supermarket and started to supplement our grab-and-go meal with a snack box of vegetables, crackers, tur

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