(Kansas City, Mo.) -- The UMKC volleyball team recently took part in a community service project at the Morning Glory Cafe, a soup kitchen located in downtown Kansas City.
"Our players had the opportunity to see first-hand, the face of the Kansas City homeless population," UMKC Head Coach Christi Posey said. "Each of them commented on how rewarding it was to serve and interact with the guests at Morning Glory Café. We were moved by how gracious each person was to receive a hot meal and we look forward to returning."
During their time at the Morning Glory Cafe, the 'Roos performed a variety of tasks, including packing sack lunches with a pasta dish, a vegetable side and a slice of bread for the patrons who attended breakfast, preparing oatmeal, cold cereal bowls and sides such as jelly, butter, cream cheese to go on top of sliced bagels and setting up the serving tables for those in line.
After breakfast, the girls helped the kitchen staff clean up and prepare for the next day by restocking sugar containers, fruit bowls, cereal containers and coffee canisters.
The Morning Glory Cafe is a Kansas City charity whose mission is to uphold the inherent, God-given dignity in every human life by providing not only physical nourishment and basic needs, but also by fostering hope and self-worth in the most disadvantaged and forgotten members of society.