Congresswoman Carol Miller made a few stops in Southern West Virginia on Monday June 17, one of them being at Giuseppe’s Restaurant to meet the people of Mount Hope. At Giuseppe’s, Miller learned about a program called Sarah’s Soup.
Jennifer Kessinger, organizer of Sarah’s Soup, said this program was started last fall to honor a community member who struggled with drugs.
“We just came together and started Sarah’s Soup. It’s not a soup kitchen, it is something that just some of the people from the community,” Kessinger said. “We pay out of our pockets to minister to the community, we bring them here we just fellowship with them we talk with them.”
Miller said the small local businesses are the heart and soul of Southern West Virginia. She also said with the drug problem in the Mountain State, having a program like Sarah’s Soup is very important.
“When you open a place like this and you start feeding people and eventually more and more people come, you get to understand the problems that are there, who may need help, who is homeless,” Miller said. “It’s just a good way to open your door and opening your heart.”
Kessinger said she is so grateful to Miller for taking the time out of her day to come visit. She said it is nice to put a face to the name and have a relationship with Miller.
“Now we can talk to her,” Kessinger said. “We feel like we have that communication now and it means more than just a face you know when we have that relationship her that we are getting ready to have as she approaches and comes.”