Pay it Forward: Utah couple cooks dinner for families at VA's Fisher House

Utah couple cooks dinner for families at VA's Fisher House (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) A Utah couple honors veterans every month by providing them a home-cooked meal.

"We love to cook. As you can tell I love to cook," laughed Christopher Scott.

Scott and his wife, Dolores, cook dinner on the first Friday of every month for those staying at the VA Fisher House in Salt Lake City.

"Every time is a great experience," said Dolores. "Meet the people, just listen sometimes to them all--it's amazing."

The Fisher House gives families of veterans a place to stay while their loved ones are getting medical treatment at the VA Hospital.

"We want it to feel like a home," said Quinn Kiger-Good, the Fisher House manager.

The Scotts definitely contribute to that feeling with their delicious food.

"We have so many families that try to come when Chris and Dee are going to come cook," Kiger-Good said.

Christopher is employed with the VA, and talks to veterans that come through the hospital about benefits.

He wanted to give back to those who have sacrificed so much.

"It's our way to wrap our arms around our veterans and tell them we love them and their families," he said.

The dinners make a big difference to those living at the Fisher House.

"To be able to walk back from the hospital, and smell the house full of this wonderful cooked dinner, and they can just sit down and be served, is the world to them," said Kiger-Good.

Mountain America Credit Union donated $500 to the Scotts to thank them for their service and help feed more people.

The Scotts are encouraging others to donate to the Fisher House.

Visit the Fisher House website to find out how you can help.