Sharing behind-the-scenes fun facts with you as we begin the countdown to the release the Keeping Christmas collection, Volume 2, October 18.
Speaking of food in yesterday’s fun fact, I want mention a fact that’s not as fun, but nevertheless an aspect of Sadie’s story.
While Sadie and Will are shopping for Christmas decorations in the near-by small towns, they pass a soup kitchen, and Sadie learns something about her father.
Today’s soup kitchens are often called meal centers, food pantries, food banks, or rescue missions, but the concept is the same. These establishments are seen in history all the way back to the 1700s but are more identified with the Great Depression when visitors were served mostly bread and soup.
These meal centers today often serve full, well-balanced meals to men and families. Funded and often staffed by civic organizations, churches, and foundations, they rely heavily on volunteers.
Have you ever volunteered at a rescue mission or soup kitchen? What did Sadie learn about her father? (Read A Castle for Christmas to find out.)