HOPE Soup Kitchen Feeling Budget Pinch

For 7 years the HOPE Soup Kitchen has fed the men, women and children of Jacksonville. Now, it's in need of almost $5,000 to support the utilities needed to keep the kitchen running.
The private charity depends a great deal on monetary donations.
Rachel Stone the kitchen coordinator, is selling cookbooks and catering boxed lunches to businesses to raise money for the kitchen. She said all sales money goes right back into the kitchen.
"I have food," said Rachel Stone, "but since we don't have a lot of money coming in right now to pay the utilities, I can't fix the food if I don't have the utilities to fix them."
If you would like to help the Hope Soup Kitchen, you can buy a cookbook in person, order boxed lunches for your business, or make a donation to the kitchen located on 595 S. Ragsdale Street in Jacksonville. You can also call (903) 586-7781.

Maya Golden reporting, mgolden@kltv.com