The owner and management of a downtown hotel handed two checks to local charities Monday to help them buy food for the needy.
The new owners of Quality Inn, formerly known as Madera Valley Inn, on North G Street, donated $1,000 and 100 blankets to be split between a soup kitchen and a rescue mission.
Quality Inn owner Lan Lan Fei and manager Pattanapong Chatkaew met with city council members, including Mayor Robert Poythress, and leaders of the Holy Family Table and the Madera Rescue Mission at Griffin Hall to present the gifts.
The hall serves as the site of the Holy Family Table, a volunteer-run daily soup kitchen that feeds people year-round. While the kitchen has been around for a long time, it was not until 2006 that breakfast started being served daily. The more than 100-year-old building has been recently remodeled by St. Joachim Catholic Church, which operates the Holy Family Table. Last year, 109,080 meals were served...