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  • L.I.N.K. is @ the First Christian Church 221 W. 10th – Lawrence, Kansas
    Lunch is @ 1 p.m., Tues., Thurs., Sat., Sun.
Thanks for the Food, Mom!
May 7, 2021

Thanks for the Food, Mom!

So many times I watched my mother make dinner in big pots, mounds of food for her 10 children. We all learned by watching her. We thought we were learning to cook, and we were, but we also learned the power of partaking and participating in eating together.

LINK Guests Put Their Scarves Away
March 9, 2021

LINK Guests Put Their Scarves Away

During the wicked February cold spell Project Warmth came through with lovingly made mittens and scarves for our guests. It’s time to put them away for a while.

Good Gracious, Good People, and Good Riddance 2020
February 3, 2021

Good Gracious, Good People, and Good Riddance 2020

The turning of the calendar page to a new year may not deserve all of the significance we tend to assign to it, but there is value in taking a moment to reflect on the past year and imagine (or plan for) the next one. In March, when the first of the pandemic lock downs ...

Spooky Treats from Sweet Volunteer-heroes
October 30, 2020

Spooky Treats from Sweet Volunteer-heroes

The wonder of L.I.N.K is the times when local folks step up in unexpected ways. Yvonne and Matt Klinksick and their little tykes make and share sweet trays of joy during COVID-19. When we asked Yvonne about how their family decided to bake treats for LINK she told us, "It’s easy to feel disconnected from ...

October 20, 2020

Thanksgiving 2020 Volunteers

Volunteer sign up starts Nov. 1! First off ... Thank you! Our community and country have been through a lot this year, and it's refreshing to the heart when our good voices ring. Volunteer by signing up on SignUp Genius, Options: Meals will be served from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 26,@ LINK ...

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L.I.N.K. Gets a Facelift
September 28, 2020

L.I.N.K. Gets a Facelift

Brie Winder's church, the Lawrence First Church of the Nazarene, was looking for ways to serve the Lawrence community. While they planned to continue serving meals at L.I.N.K. Brie wondered what it would be like, since the dining room is closed due to COVID-19.  While dropping off food she noticed that someone had written “We ...

Serving Day – Looking Forward
September 21, 2020

Serving Day – Looking Forward

This “serving snapshot” is from pre-pandemic times, of course—now our teams mostly serve pre-packaged meals (sack or box lunches), and guests aren’t coming inside to eat for the time being, but it still takes many volunteers, preparing healthy sack lunches, or making hot lunches and bringing them down to LINK for distribution, to continue this …

Hi. I’m Doug.
July 16, 2020

Hi. I’m Doug.

My name is Doug Heacock, and I’m a retired pastor and a member of the LINK board of directors. I’ll be sharing in this space from time to time, mostly about issues and topics related to the work that we do at LINK. Obtaining food As odd as it may seem, I didn’t really become …

Covid-19 and the Soup Kitchen Legacy
May 31, 2020

Covid-19 and the Soup Kitchen Legacy

Donating during Covid 19 continues the legacy of the first soup kitchens that emerged in America during the depression.

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