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Greene Square Meals cooking again


CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- After years in limbo, an eastern Iowa meals program finally has a permanent home.

On Monday, the Greene Square Meals program served its first meals in it's new home at the Ecumenical Community Center on Second Ave Southeast in Cedar Rapids. It shares the building with the Witwer Senior Center and other groups.

The meals return about two years after the city ordered it out of its building in Greene Square Park for asbestos in the building. That asbestos actually kept workers from getting supplies out of its old building. It now borrows pots and pans from the Witwer Center.

For years, the meals program operated out of temporary spots. Greene Square workers say its nice finally having a permanent home.

"Tonight we had a full house in the dining room, which was very heart-warming for me because I got to see a lot of the people that really needed to have meals," said Maggie Holtz, a kitchen worker for Greene Square Meals.

Greene Square Meals served 78 people Monday night.

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