Minneapolis restaurant gives back to those in need with Christmas breakfast
A Minneapolis restaurant spent Christmas morning feeding the homeless to give people in need a holiday to remember.
“Our Kitchen” has hosted a Christmas morning breakfast for those in need for the past decade.
Oksana Ziegler, Our Kitchen co-owner, explained this is what the giving season is all about.
“This is very special to me. Of course it’s important, it’s the holidays. We need to make sure people aren’t starving, cold or hungry,” Ziegler said.
The restaurant teamed up with the Simpson Shelter in Minneapolis to make the breakfast happen.
Those living in homelessness pulled up a stool in the diner and chose a breakfast favorite from the menu. The owners served up everything from bacon to pancakes with a smile.
Volunteers from the shelter explained this act of kindness gave those living in homelessness the opportunity to do something most of us take for granted.
“Being able to come in here and specialize your breakfast with bacon and scrambled eggs, I think that’s something that this population of folks don’t get often,” said Brian Bozeman, a Simpson Shelter volunteer. “It’s a very big treat to them, and they’re very grateful.”
The restaurant owners explained this wouldn’t be the last holiday breakfast. They plan to open their doors to people in need on Christmas again next year.