Locals will have a chance to see their recipes on the pages of a cookbook, while at the same time helping build a new shelter for the homeless.
Board members of the Shepherd’s House are working on compiling a new cookbook.
Director Tina Holman Owen invites those interested in contributing to send recipes before the end of the month.
Owen hopes the new book to be published and available for purchase in October or November.
All proceeds will go toward building a new shelter for women and children, according to Owen.
“This is the first time we have ever done a cookbook,” Owen said. “It’s going to include recipes from residents that have been here, from volunteers, from board members and from anyone who wants to submit recipes.”
While the book will include information for preparing tasty meals, “it’s going to be more than just a cookbook,” said Owen.
It will include “a lot from the homeless – their stories, poems they have written, things they have gone through.”
Some of the residents of Shepherd’s House will describe how the organization has helped them, added Owen.
“The book is going to have something about what it is like to be director of a homeless shelter, and what it is like to be a board member or a volunteer,” she said.
In addition to the satisfaction of seeing their recipes on the pages of the book, contributors will have a chance to win a prize.
“We are going to have a drawing, and one of the people who provided a recipe will win a cookbook,” Owen said.
She hopes the books will be ready in the fall.
“We hope to be selling them before Thanksgiving,” she said.
Cookbooks will be available for purchase at Shepherd’s House.
The price is expected to be between $15 and $20.
All proceeds will go toward building a new shelter for women and children in Tullahoma.
Providing a recipe
The deadline for providing recipes is June 30.
Those interested in contributing may email recipes to email@example.com or take them to the shelter at 712 1st Ave. in Tullahoma.
About Shepherd’s House
Shepherd’s House has served homeless individuals in Tullahoma since 1999.
The mission of the shelter is to provide an environment of hope and to help those who have found themselves in a tough situation “to once again take care of themselves,” said Owen.
Elena Cawley may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.