O taste and see that the LORD is good. . .
If you have driven down Main Street you know that it is undergoing a renovation—there are new restaurants, businesses, trees, and bike lanes. When finished it is going to look like Magnolia Deux. Today I ate at one of the new restaurants with some friends. But, it isn’t just any restaurant. It is called Taste Project and the name is taken from Psalm 34, “O taste and
see that the Lord is good. . .”
It looks like a new upscale restaurant, it tastes like a new upscale restaurant, and the service is what you would expect in a new upscale restaurant but, he restaurant is not just another new upscale place to eat. It is based on our call as Christians to feed those who are hungry. It began in the heart and mind of Jeff Williams. This is how the Taste Project website describes the restaurant.
Taste Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit established simply to feed people one community at a time. One of every six Americans faces the reality that they may not be able to provide for their next meal. There are programs in place that help; however, in Tarrant County, 36 percent of this food insecure population live above the poverty level and receive
no government help.
Our mission is to feed, educate, and serve our community so they may “…taste and see the Lord is good.” Psalm 34:8. We believe everyone should have access to healthy nutritional food.
The Taste Project our first project, a non-profit restaurant, will focus on healthy, quality meals made from fresh ingredients. Our menu will have no prices. We ask customers to do one of the following:
1) pay what you can afford,
2) pay what you would typically pay, or
3) pay what you would typically pay, plus a little extra.
Jeff Williams has always had a burden for feeding people. . .Soup kitchens are good, but not everyone feels good about going there. That’s why, in 2012, Jeff founded Taste Project, a sustainable solution to ensure none of our neighbors go hungry. But Jeff also wanted a. . .
friendly place that feels like you’ve just come home. And a place where you can get more than just a meal, but also hope.
Our food was delicious and the staff friendly and welcoming—it did fell like home. A man came into the restaurant in a wheel chair and the staff hurriedly prepared a place for him to sit, he ate his meal and when he was finished he asked if he needed to pay, “No, it has been taken care of.”
We are so much more alike, than different and one thing all of us want is a little “taste of home.”
Friday, January 26, 2018 - Saturday, January 27, 2018
Friday night the films begin at 6:45
Featuring films of religious, cultural and philosophical significance. Movies are free and open to the public, followed by a facilitated discussion. Saturday box lunch available with pre-paid reservation. You can go to the TCU Continuing Education website to see a list of the films
Reel Religion is sponsored by University Christian Church, Broadway Baptist Church and TCU Extended Education
A group from Bread will meet at Zoe’s Restaurant on University at 5:00 to eat and then “go to the movies” If you can’t get there by 5:00, meet us at UCC at 6:45. Jorene will be the discussion leader for A Man Called Ove, but everyone is free to pick any of the movies. There may be one you have been waiting to see.
Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 14, at the home of Taylor and Bobby Duncan, 6:00 pm
Watch for details about our Lenten Study beginning 21 and continuing until March 28
Bread Ministries and Missions
We will pack lunches, once again, for the Tarrant Churches Together Rodeo Chuck Wagon. Many day laborers work at the stock show—if they purchase a lunch they use much of their hard-earned money. Several years ago TCT started providing a sack lunch every day for each worker, so they don’t have to spend any money on lunch. We will be packing the lunches next Sunday. TCT provides some of the supplies and we purchase the rest. Watch for the list of items we need to provide.