James Jenkins is a regular guest in our Wesley Hall dining room, which serves lunch every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday every week from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at our 2105 Cosgrove Avenue, North Charleston location.
James, who also goes by “J.J.”, doesn’t just come for the food which he describes as “simply delicious.” He also comes for the kindness. “Coming here, I definitely get a warm welcome and thank you’s from everybody.”
James lives just a few doors down at First Choice Home Care Facility where he receives regular care and meals, but the outreach here truly speaks to his heart and provides companionship he welcomes. He moved here from San Antonio, TX, but has been in Charleston since 1976. “You do the math on figuring out how long that’s been,” he chuckles. Now retired, he has worked as a dishwasher and a janitor in the past and is currently studying to learn Spanish and Gullah.
James is an excellent example of the kind of people and situations we try to help at Tricounty Family Ministries. Anyone is welcome through our Wesley Hall doors for a meal, whether they’re seeking literal or spiritual sustenance. We are here to offer a glimmer of hope for a community in need, help for families in a pickle, and as in the case of James, love and thank you’s for the lonely.