Miriam's Kitchen - INO Cares

On Thursday, November 13th, a small group of INO.com employees left the office early and headed down to Washington, D.C. We donned aprons and hats and got to work at Miriam's Kitchen. The chef and sou chefs efficiently directed our team. We helped create a delicious meal for over 140 men and women of the chronically homeless community.

When the doors opened and our guests arrived, we lined the window and served our guests their dinner. Our guests shared many thank-yous and grateful smiles as they accepted their trays. The gratitude was contagious!

After we finished serving dinner and cleaned the kitchen, members of the INO Team gushed about the experience. One of the first question they asked me was, "when can we do this again?" It was a wonderful evening and an organization which we will continue to support!

There are over 7,000 homeless individuals in Washington, D.C., 1,764 of which are chronically homeless. Miriam's Kitchen is committed to ending homelessness in D.C. by establishing meaningful relationships with chronically homeless individuals, connecting them with permanent supportive housing, and ensuring they have the necessary support to remain in housing.

Miriam's Kitchen serves breakfast and dinner to 200-300 people each day, 365 days a year. They also provide mental health services, medical services, legal services, therapeutic resources, clothing and toiletries and housing assistance. To learn more about Miriam's Kitchen or how you can help, please visit www.miriamskitchen.org.


Lindsay Bittinger
The INO Cares Team