Every 3rd Saturday a community of volunteers from the Order of Malta prepares and serves a hot, hearty breakfast to guests at Thomas Merton Center. A lay religious Order of the Roman Catholic Church, the Order of Malta is dedicated to serving the sick and the poor.
The effort typically begins on Friday when members of the team stock the kitchen with the ingredients for a breakfast feast. Early on Saturday 12-15 volunteers arrive to prepare the popular menu of scrambled eggs with cheese, kielbasa, pancakes, fruit and juice. Approximately 120 meals are served monthly amidst smiles and banter. To top things off, there is always a call for “seconds!”