New stove, sink installed in St. Paul kitchen
The St. Paul kitchen, where countless meals are made each year, now has a new stove.
This is exciting news for those who make food for the Churches United meal site, bread crosses on Good Fridays, and muffins for preschool events, among others.
The old stove had run its course – believed to be installed when the church opened in 1952. “For many of its 66 years, we’ve had it cleaned, inspected, and calibrated, but it simply does not maintain the consistency of uniform heat needed,” read a request to the Memorial Gifts Committee, submitted by St. Paul member June Weiss and Operations Director Todd Byerly.
The committee approved a request for a new option, a 60-inch double oven with gas burners. It was installed in early January.
To the left of the stove will be a new stainless steel work area, with a double sink that will be an area for washing pots and pans. It will also serve as a food prep area. It is expected by the end of January.