Welcome to Stories for Supper

Journalism. Social justice. Food.

Those are the three things I care about more than anything, and they all start, like this blog, with a story.

Out on assignment for my local newspaper last summer, I did a series of interviews over dinner at the downtown Soul’s Harbor homeless shelter.

Though the story was on what the homeless population of a mid-sized Midwestern town needed to get back on its feet, one comment about the conditions at the shelter (that didn’t make it into the news story) stuck with me.

β€œThe food’s real good here,” said one shelter resident, a man not much older than me.

In the midst of being new to this part of the country, suddenly without a place to live and without a job, the ham, beans and cornbread, served in styrofoam bowls, were good enough to talk about.

As seems to be the theme, dinner is where I would find my stories.

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