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Agnes’ Table wary of future after Legacy Community Center closes

Chippewa Falls (WQOW) – An organization in Chippewa Falls, helping those in need get a hot meal, is concerned about its future, after a similar organization recently shut its doors.

Agnes’ Table provides meals for those who need them during the week. Right next door, was the Legacy Community Center, which provided other programs for those who may visit Agnes’ Table. However, on May 25, the community center closed its doors.

Officials told News 18 they couldn’t keep up with two rents, along with employee salaries and other costs. Now they’re choosing to focus on Agnes’ Table, with hope of finding more funding and partners to open a similar facility to the Legacy Center.

“With the proper support over a long term, we would be able to start offering more services out of this space,” said Almeada Sullivan, program coordinator for Agnes’ Table. “For the most part, people want to support programs, they don’t want to pay for overhead, so that’s what we’re trying to do is minimize those costs.”

For now, Sullivan said the best way people can help is continue support for Agnes’ Table, whether that’s through volunteering or donations.

Agnes’ Table is having a town hall-style discussion at the Heyde Center for the Arts on Monday, June 3 (at 6:00 p.m.), to get input from the community.

Samantha Wensel

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