WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Preparations are underway for the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 75th annual chicken noodle dinner.
The dinner will run on Jan. 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1356 N. Broadway. The event will be drive-thru only.
“We have never done a drive-thru, so we are going to be learning as we go, but people when they come in, should come in south of 13th on Topeka, and there’ll be signs for them to follow to order, get them cashed out, and then they’ll get their meals,” said Rob Scott, organizer.
On Thursday morning, KSN News stopped by to see how the church is preparing 1,000 pounds of chicken.
“The women are going to come in and debone all this chicken at about 8:30, and that will last all day, and because we don’t even have all the chickens out yet from the refrigerator, so we will be cooking all day,” said Scott.
Already, members worked to prepare homemade noodles for the event. The church is planning to feed 2,400 people.
The cost for the entire dinner is $10 and includes chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, and dessert. The church is also selling quarts and pints of those foods. They are also selling individual desserts and packages of noodles. (See more here).
“Because people buy those, put them in their freezer, and then they pull them out at Thanksgiving or Christmas and cook up chicken and noodles or noodle soup for the holidays,” said Scott.
The money helps the church finances and also goes to help feed the homeless.
“We feed them sack lunches a couple times a week, and that’s over about a thousand lunches in a year. We give away about 75 every day on Mondays and Thursdays, about 150 a week. It costs about $2 to make a sack lunch, and the church pays all that money for those supplies,” said Scott.
For more information on the chicken dinner, call 316-267-3263.