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Craig’s Compassionate Café in Prineville reopens, provides meals to those in need

Volunteer Mary Beyer is pictured here in the kitchen of Craig's Compassionate Cafe, which has reopened in Prineville after pandemic shutdown.
Volunteer Mary Beyer is pictured here in the kitchen of Craig's Compassionate Cafe, which has reopened in Prineville after pandemic shutdown.

Redemption House Ministries in Prineville runs two shelters for people experiencing homelessness and also provides meals to anyone in need. The food is served at the nonprofit’s cafe, known as Craig’s Compassionate Café, at a charge of $.50 per meal or people can trade a chore for a meal. The café has been closed during the pandemic but recently reopened to resume its mission. Cindy Burback is the executive director of Redemption House Ministries and she says that, since the café also brings meals out to people in camps, volunteers may feed as many as 30 people in a day. We talk with Burback about the café and Redemption House Ministries’ larger role in caring for some of the most vulnerable members of the community.

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