GRIP soup kitchen adds live music

GRIP soup kitchen adds live music
Photo credit: GRIP

The Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) has souped things up in its soup kitchen by inviting in live music.

GRIP recently posted a great story about a live performance that occurred May 18 in its dining room of its soup kitchen on 22nd Street. The peformance by The Dewayne Oakley Blues Ensemble was energetic, Executive Director Ralph Payton said. Payton explained the performance was made possible thanks to a grant from the Whippoorwill Foundation. It was the second monthly concert in the series.

GRIP clients expressed appreciation for the live music, such as Chris from Richmond who said it “seemed like everybody enjoyed it. I’m dancing to it!,” according to GRIP’s article.

GRIP is a coalition of congregations from varied faiths that works to transition community members in need to self-sufficiency. The organization launched more than five decades ago as a community food pantry and has since expanded to include shelter and wraparound services.

To read the full story about the live music program, go here. To learn more about GRIP and to donate toward the organization’s efforts, go here.