Martinsburg soup kitchen offers up more than the standard experience

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A church in Martinsburg is serving up home-cooked meals and offering clothes to people in need for the winter season.
 
Volunteers with the Moler Avenue Church of the Brethren are handing out free home-made meals and clothes in hopes of furthering their mission, and the community is responding.
 
“I get a lot of hugs from the people, and they know if they need anything they ask me. If I’m sitting there, they come to me,” said Joyce Fink, a volunteer at the church.
 
Volunteers at the church hand out free meals to people who apply.
 
If they meet the loose guidelines, then they take some goodies home that would make any holiday gathering complete.  
 
“It’s approximately 100 pounds that they’ll carry out of here today. Most of them have transportation. We do have some volunteers that, if someone does not have transportation, then we’ll provide them a ride home,” said Eddie Edmonds, Senior Pastor at the Moler Avenue Church of the Brethren.
 
And kids even lucked out too.
 
Parents will also be able to take home any donated toys for the holiday season.
 
As expected, about 100 people showed up on Tuesday.
 
“You don’t have to be living in a tent or under a bridge to have a need, and we are very focused on being non-judgmental. We are not going to judge you because you come in and eat,” said Edmonds. 
 
A meal will be served to anyone but to take home food, you have to qualify through the government.

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