The St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen recently acknowledged and thanked the St. Rose of Lima and the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Carbondale for their ongoing cooperation with its hot meals outreach program. Approximately 100 hot meals, which are prepared at the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, are served at the parish every Thursday from 12-12:30 p.m. The program, which serves the Upper Valley and Mid Valley and began nearly a year ago, was recently supported with a $2,000 donation from the Scranton Area Foundation. Similar programs are offered at Christ The King Parish at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Archbald on Tuesdays and at Holy Cross Parish at St. Patrick’s Church in Olyphant on Wednesdays. Shown, from left: Father James Price, C.P.; pastor, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish; Jim Roberts, volunteer coordinator; Mary Ann Roberts, volunteer coordinator; Monsignor Joseph P. Kelly, director, St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen. . For information about volunteer opportunities or the donation needs of the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, please call (570) 342-5556.