Patty is a former member of St. Peter and Paul’s Parish. She has been with the kitchen for over 15 years. She grew up in Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in the Thurston Rd/Brooks Ave area and feels she has “come home” through her work at the kitchen. She says “Every day is a new adventure as we never know from minute to minute what we will be called to stock, store, prepare and serve. It’s a joy to see how God’s work is so tangible in our daily ministry. Between the wonderful spirit of our volunteers and our ability to help so many neighbors through the generosity of our benefactors… Every day.
For the past 5 years, Kevin has been actively involved in grass roots community based food programs, following graduation from St. Bonaventure University in 2011. With a degree in Biology and Math, he discovered a passion in service at St. Francis Inn, in downtown Philadelphia. “I love to cook and help our guests discover new foods and nutritional options” he said. Since joining the kitchen in August 2016 Kevin has continued to impress with his delicious meals and efficiency.
Cleveland has been working with us since 2010 working to keep our facilities clean and running smoothly. Cleveland is married for 25 years to his wife with whom he shares in caring for many grandchildren.
Ed is the most recent addition to our staff joining us in 2015. He is a cycling enthusiast and rain, snow or cold is diligent in riding his bike to work. Ed is an active volunteer with RCommunity Bikes as well as many other social justice organizations in the city.