Food, a basic necessity in life, is an important component of Haywood Pathways Center. We are blessed to have a fully equipped kitchen, large and welcoming dining room, caring and loyal stores, individuals, churches and organization that supply us with food and faithful volunteer crews who plan, prepare and serve an evening meal 7 days a week to our guests and the community.
Haywood Pathways Center is committed to providing our guests with the comfort and reassurance of God’s love throughout the day. Meals begin with prayer and devotions led by ministers and/or members of local churches or center staff.
Breakfast at Haywood Pathways Center is planned, prepared and served by the guests of the center. Breakfast is open only to guests of the center as this is a time of fellowship, completing morning chores and making plans for their day off campus. The kitchen chore team is responsible for cleaning the kitchen and dining room after all have eaten, and before they leave for the day.
Lunch is not served at Haywood Pathways Center as the guests are not on campus at lunchtime. Some are in classes, others volunteering, seeking employment or working. Lunch is served at The Open Door, a Christian ministry in Waynesville’s Frog Level District, where all are welcome, regardless of ability to pay. For guests who will be unable to go to The Open Door for lunch, a bag lunch can be requested from the kitchen cook team, a day in advance, to take with them.
Dinner is served at Haywood Pathways Center 7 days a week from 5:45PM to 6:30 PM The evening meal is open to guests of the center, as well as to anyone in need in the community; men, women and children. Meals are planned, prepared and served by volunteer crews from local churches and organizations. Menus vary with the season and /or donations that have been received that week.