Join us for delicious food and an opportunity to help Thrive extend welcome in our community.  Thrive’s monthly meals help support ESL instruction for those working hard to learn English as well as Thrive’s immigration legal services program assisting low-income community members.

Join us on Wednesday, April 19th from 5-6pm to pick up traditional food from Cuba.  Many thanks to Rosa for once again sharing her recipes with us and helping with the cooking! We have always enjoyed her delicious cooking in the past and are looking forward to this one.

Our takeout meal this month will feature ropa vieja, a popular comfort food in many Cuban households. Ropa vieja is beef-based dish literally meaning “old clothes.” While there are various theories about how the dish got its name, what is certain is that is so well-loved across the country that it has become one of the national dishes of Cuba.

Each meal includes:

Ropa vieja: shredded beef* with onion, garlic, tomato and sweet peppers, all cooked in a tomato and red wine sauce and seasoned with olive oil, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper.

*A bean-based substitute will be available as a vegetarian option.

Brown Beans

White Rice

Tostones: Fried plantains with salt.

Freshly squeezed lemonade will be available as a beverage option.



Ordering–Use the online PayPal option on this page to order (no PayPal account needed).  To order multiple items, look for the blue “Continue Shopping” link on at the top right corner of the order page.  This will allow you to add additional items to your cart before paying.

*Our customers occasionally have trouble placing orders through PayPal on iPhones.  Ordering from a computer can help.  You are also welcome to call us at 570-478-0081 if you have trouble ordering.*

Time–Pick up is from 5pm-6pm on the day of the event.

Location–Pick up is at City Alliance Church (420 Elmira Street in Williamsport, PA 17701). Look for us just inside the double doors in the middle of the Elmira St. side of the building.

Weather–If inclement weather occurs causing dangerous driving conditions on a takeout meal day, the takeout will be rescheduled for the next day.  Notification will be provided via email, Facebook, and this webpage.

Refunds–Because of the fundraising nature of this program, no refunds are available for weather problems or other personal cancellation reasons.

Many thanks to Aquarius Pool & Patio for sponsoring April’s meal and the Comfort Food program throughout 2023!

Thanks to the BJ Montgomery Discovery Foundation for being a steadfast supporter of Thrive’s work throughout 2023!