LifeNet4Families transformed their dining room into a 5-star restaurant on December 18. For that one special night, clients dined in style at what was called “Miracle on 33rd Terrace” thanks to a delicious gourmet meal prepared by guest Chef Sheldon Sanders, of Sanders Affairs Catering. Approximately 30 of their homeless clients were randomly selected and participated in a sit-down dinner complete with a menu, waiters, saxophonist, round tables, fabric table cloths, dinnerware, cutlery, and glassware. This memorable fine dining experience allowed clients to enjoy prime steak, breast of turkey, garlic smashed potatoes, string bean almondine and a citrus salad.
“Because homelessness is a traumatic experience that forces people to adapt a survivor’s mentality, we tried to restore a sense of normalcy for one night and to promote hope and possibility,” said Monica Cupid, director of development and community relations. LifeNet4Families seeks to reduce the pain and suffering of individuals and families in poverty by providing necessary food, ancillary services and referrals. Visit www.lifenet4families.org.