Five of us from West traveled to Tricklebee Café in Milwaukee. This is a ministry of the Moravian Church led by the Rev. Christy Melby Gibbons. We helped with renovation work at what will be a pay what you can café offering nutritional food in an area of the city lacking access to healthy foods. While in Milwaukee our group participated in a “food stamp” challenge that involved having $1 to buy lunch at the local Family Dollar, which provides the best access to food in the area. We could work in teams of four and were asked to make this meal as nutritional as possible. We prepared the food at the Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church and learned more about their ministry. We are very grateful for the opportunity to learn and help a bit in this effort to offer needed resources for our neighbors to the south.
If you would like to learn more about Tricklebee Café check out their facebook page at www.facebook.com/tricklebeecafe