This summer and fall we set off on an endeavor to bring some light into the lives of seniors all over Birmingham through delivering a free hot meal right to their doorstep. We know how hard this season has been for so many, especially the older population, when it comes to nourishing yourself properly. It has been difficult and, in cases, unsafe to go to the grocery store or to venture out to a restaurant and when you are unable to cook or just fatigued from having to make every meal in your kitchen, meals can be a real source of sadness and anxiety rather than joy and nourishment. Our hope is that by taking care of one meal, folks can reflect on the things in this life that bring joy and thankfulness rather than the hardships being faced!
Irondale Cafe has been our partner restaurant for these weekly meal deliveries and we could not do it without them! The doors of The Irondale Cafe – Original Whistlestop were first opened in 1928 as a hot dog stand and their history is absolutely fascinating. You can read about it on their website here. Jim Dolan is the current owner and has been for 20 years! He and the folks at the cafe are fantastic at what they do and committed to their cafe. They have been dependable and delicious with every meal we order. They are as dedicated to serving the community as we are and we are just so thankful for their dedication and hard work in this season! Be sure to stop by their adorable cafe for lunch sometime!