Thieves steal equipment from Mill Creek church

Thieves interrupted a Mill Creek church's mission to feed the homeless.

MILL CREEK, Wash. -- Staff at Gold Creek Community Church in Mill Creek said seven canopies were stolen from a trailer Tuesday, complicating meals provided for the homeless in Everett every two weeks.

"It's one of my passions that people are able to have a hot meal," said volunteer Lynnette Endresen, "This takes food away from people and impacts our ability to serve."

The Sunday tailgate dinners are held in the parking lot of Central Lutheran Church in Everett.  Up to 160 people are served through the Hope Creek Charitable Foundation.

Endresen said it's the second time Gold Creek has been victimized.  The first break in was less than a month ago, but nothing was stolen.  A police report has not been filed.

Meanwhile, volunteers are scrambling to find a way to host another Sunday dinner this weekend.  It is looking to borrow canopies to keep the meals dry.

"I just keep trying to do my little piece and just keep loving on them and just keep showing them that they matter," said Endresen.

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