New Dickinson soup kitchen set to open Election Night

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DICKINSON, N.D. - Tana Johnson has been a homeless case manager in Dickinson for three years.

She says although homelessness is not as visible as during the boom, many in the city still struggle financially.

"Even though you don't see people out there again, maybe like larger cities - begging for food or asking for money for food - it's more of an invisible thing that I became aware of," says Johnson.

Which is why she's starting the nonprofit organization Angel 37 Kitchen - one of only two soup kitchens in Dickinson.

"It is as much nourishing the body with food as it is nourishing the soul with other people and conversation," says Johnson.

Johnson says she wants Angel 37 to also be a community kitchen where people can connect and network.

"It can be for the couple that, you know, has had TV dinners or leftovers or cereal, and they just want something different, and they want to be around other people too," says Johnson.

Already, the community has come together to get the kitchen up and running.

"It's all volunteers. It's all Dickinson community businesses. And it's the caterers and restaurants that are going to be pitching in," says Johnson.

Angel 37 Kitchen will be open Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Queen of Peace Parish.

If you would like to donate your time or a dinner to Angel 37 Kitchen, please contact 290-7559.