First United Methodist Church in Nolanville hosts a free breakfast every Saturday morning for the community. It’s funded through donations and will continue as long as people come, the pastor said.

NOLANVILLE — The First United Methodist Church has hosted a free breakfast every Saturday morning for the community for more than a year.

“This community has been so good to our congregation,” said the Rev. Don Johnson, adding the breakfast started as a mission outreach.

Nolanville resident Jay Glazener volunteered to cook since the beginning.

“It’s very gratifying, and it’s a great place to be on a Saturday morning,” Glazener said.

The full breakfast, including pancakes, eggs, sausage and hash browns, and is available to anyone in the community.

“We will keep doing it as long as people come,” Johnson said.

Jean Ross and Audrey White of Killeen said the food was great, but they come for more than just a good meal.

“Visiting with everyone is the best part,” Ross said.

Larry Garelick of Belton makes pancakes. He began helping about three weeks ago.

“I like volunteering here,” Garelick said.

Mary Faye McDonald of Nolanville purchases food for the community breakfast from donations collected in a jar at the end of the food line.

“The money that we make in donations has been enough to buy the food that we serve at our community breakfasts,” said McDonald, who also is the director of the Nolanville Food Pantry.

Breakfast is served from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 300 West Ave., Nolanville.

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