October 21st, Rotary Clubs of Bishop presented a “big check” in the amount of $9000.00 to Pastor Matt McPhee, The Bishop United Method Church, to help purchase a new commercial range with burners, griddle and 2 ovens. ( A separate legal check was given to the Pastor.)    Rotarian Ed Morse has been helping in the Soup Kitchen and recognized the need for a new range.  He suggested that the two Rotary clubs in Bishop apply for grants from the Rotary District 5190 plus contribute money from each club.  Rotary Club Presidents Kammi Foote and Sue Lyndes got together and accomplished receiving the grants and donations.  Pastor Matt is now shopping for the new Range, 
Pastor Matt said the Soup Kitchen was established to provide nourishing lunches to those in need.  An average of 75 hot, nutritious and freshly prepared lunches are served every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon in the Bishop First United Methodist Center (205 N. Fowler St.)  In addition, showers are available from 9:30 am to 11:30 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  The Church not only serves the homeless and those in special need, but also those who simply wish to join with others in fellowship.  Pastor Matt said the church is thankful for the many groups that partner with them to make the meal and shower ministry possible.