DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - Barbara Henderson spends most of her days in the kitchen cooking at the Committee on Church Cooperation in Decatur. This supervisor is not preparing food for herself, but is making enough to feed more than 200 people who visit the soup kitchen twice a week. She's been dishing out hot plates for more than three years.
People line up several blocks down the street on Mondays and Thursdays, just to get a free meal. Group members not only serve food, but they hand out clothes and personal items to those in need.
"We serve anybody from a small child to the elderly to the handicap. I have met many many new friends, church goers, happy people.", said Henderson.
Barbara makes $8 an hour working for the non-profit group, but said she would rather work for free. She even donates a portion of her paycheck back to the organization.
Her co-workers love having her around and believe she's a blessing disguise. They say Barbara cares for anyone who crosses her path.
"She does a little bit of everything. Goes beyond the call of duty," said Executive Director, Gayle Monk.