WEST PHILADELPHIA (FOX 29) - Sunday worship was followed by a special surprise for one Philadelphia community.
Men, women and families came out to Chosen 300 Ministries and tasted Liberian food, but that wasn’t all.
Kings and Queens Liberian Cuisine, a restaurant in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, brought decorations, tablecloths, centerpieces and servers to provide a three-course, fine dining experience.
“When I eat, I eat good. I spend money on food, I get served good, I get good customer service. So I said, ‘Why not give them that experience?’” says Sammed Okyne, owner of Kings and Queens Liberian Cuisine.
Chosen 300 is an inter-denominational mission that is well known for its work in the Philadelphia region, distributing more than 150,000 meals a year to the homeless of Center City Philadelphia, West Philadelphia & Pottstown.
For many of Sunday’s visitors, the fine dining experience was their first.
“I was expecting to come to church, but this is better than church, I think,” says Maverick. “To take time out of their day and do this for us, they’re very special people.”