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FAQ’s About Us

Did someone spell “Sonshine” wrong?

No, we use “Sonshine” as a reference to Jesus, Son of God and Light to the world.

Are you part of the first Baptist Church?

We did start as an outreach ministry of the First Baptist Church, but are now an independent 501(c)(3) corporation.

How long have you been in operation?

We opened our doors on September 11, 1989.

Who runs the place?

We have a board of directors, three paid staff, and hundreds of volunteers.

How is the program funded?

We are generously provided for by businesses, churches, clubs, families, municipalities, and individuals.

Who can receive meals?

Anyone who enters our facility. There are no eligibility requirements. We even deliver to a few homebound people who would come to our kitchen if they were able.

How many meals do you serve each day?

We serve between 30 and 50 meals each day to between 20 and 40 people. Yes, we serve second helpings and sometimes even thirds!

What else do you do?

We offer a weekly Bible study, clothing for emergency needs, personal care items, nutritional breakfast foods to take home, and information and referral.