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The Friendship Feast in Dodge City is still providing around 50 hot meals a day to those in need, but with a slight change.

According to Friendship Feast kitchen manager Sarah Speakman, the meals being served are to-go only due to COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders.

"We serve them right out the door," Speakman said. "Just come up and ask for the amount of meals you need.

"We recently received hand sanitizer from the distillery, so we're able to hand those out to our guests, as well."

To-go meals are available Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 803 Central Avenue.

Friendship Feast has been serving a nutritional meal to the hungry in the community every weekday since 2000.

According to Speakman, Friendship Feast is a nonprofit organization that depends entirely on donations and contributions from the community.

It serves about 60 people per day and approximately 5,000 children per year prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Speakman added, however, that donations have been down recently.

"We can use breads, pastas and fresh fruit," Speakman said.

Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 1075, Dodge City, KS 67801, or dropped off at the church from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Speakman at 620-408-5594.

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