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Crawdads Serve at Hickory Soup Kitchen

'Dads players helped prepare and serve food over two days
August 14, 2014

Hickory, NC - The Hickory Crawdads recently lent a helping hand at the Hickory Soup Kitchen, with the 'Dads players helping to clean, prepare, and serve food on August 7th & 8th.

Six players and one front office member volunteered over four separate shifts during the two-day span. The Crawdads helped out with everything from peeling potatoes and bagging groceries, to serving food and interacting with the guests. 

"We are always happy to help out in the community when we get a chance," said Crawdads General Manager Mark Seaman. "It was a good opportunity for the players to give back and see first hand some of the challenges that our fellow citizens face on a daily basis."

The Hickory Soup Kitchen began in 1983 with six downtown churches before moving to its current location in 1990. HSK serves an average of 152 people per day and more than 70,000 people every year. The kitchen is open weekdays from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.

For more information regarding the Hickory Soup Kitchen, contact Executive Director Austin Pearce at (828) 327-4828 or email [email protected].