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Heart, Love & Soul Executive Director Mark Baetzhold helps prepare the recently reopened dining area. (Photo by Michael DePietro)
Heart, Love & Soul Executive Director Mark Baetzhold helps prepare the recently reopened dining area. (Photo by Michael DePietro)

Heart, Love & Soul announces reopening for sit-down dining

Fri, Jun 4th 2021 01:00 pm

In its continued mission to “nourish all in need – body, mind and soul,” Heart, Love & Soul has resumed on-site dining as of June 1, during the lunch hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays at 939 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls.

Lunch will be provided in to-go containers with the option of eating in the dining room or taking the meal home. The eat-in option will follow continued COVID-19 guidelines. Up to 40 guests will be able to dine at any given time. Tables will be positioned 6 feet apart, with Plexiglas barriers separating guests, and they’ll be sanitized after each use. Masks will be required except when seated at tables. A prepackaged breakfast will be given to each lunch guest to take home for the next day.

“Heart & Soul is much more than just a pantry or place to pick up meals … it’s a community where we have gathered and socialized in a spirit of hospitality and respect,” Executive Director Mark Baetzhold said. “It’s a blessing to revitalize this part of the Heart & Soul experience after the pandemic fundamentally changed our ability to connect with each other.”

Heart, Love & Soul will continue to prioritize providing guests, volunteers and employees with a safe environment, balancing public health concerns with its mission to provide meals and services for the community.

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