News & Events


Mark your calendars for Friday, September 11, 2020 for Saint Peter’s Kitchen’s 5th Annual Golf Tournament at Eagle Vale Golf Course in Fairport. Our committee is working hard on planning an exciting day of golf, prizes, food and refreshments.

The big announcement is that the golfer fee of $125 per player will remain the same. We are having a special emphasis on recruiting new golfers and sponsors this year, so if you haven’t golfed with us in the past, please consider adding St. Peter’s Tournament to your calendar this year!

Back-to-School Backpack Program

Every August, the school year begins for our community members with a flurry of activity at SPK. For many years, we have put on the Backpack Program- a school supply and book-bag giveaway for kids in the community going back to school.

This year, due in large part to the efforts and generosity of the , we were able to give out 126 backpacks with grade-appropriate supplies inside! Students face enough barriers to success at school without having to worry about having the basics for class, so we are grateful that through the persistent support of our funders and volunteers we were able to promote these students’ academic success.

Staff Updates

Gerard-Lupien-Photo at St Peters Kitchen in Rochester NY We are pleased to welcome Jerry Lupien as our new development coordinator / bookkeeper. Jerry has been volunteering for a number of years in helping to set up our accounting system and fundraising data management system as well as cooking on occasion. Jerry’s daughter Mary has also previously served as kitchen manager and assistant director at St. Peter’s Kitchen.


We warmly welcome Carren Gallagher as our Assistant Manager. Caren recently returned to Rochester after a successful career in New Hampshire. She has served in many positions with Meals on Wheels including as field supervisor and site manager. She is a certified Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and has served as Lieutenant with the Stratham, NH Fire Department.



We are thrilled to welcome Charyleah Cordone to our staff in the dual role of Kitchen Manager and Bookkeeper. Char comes to us with a wealth of experience in food service and business management. She owned and operated the popular Rochester Club Ballroom on East Ave. for 18 years and before that was general manager of the Top of the Plaza restaurant at Midtown Plaza. She is an adamant dog enthusiast and has volunteered for many years in various women’s outreach / domestic violence organizations including Alternatives for Battered Women, Rape Crisis Center and counseled men at the Orleans prison on the effects of violence against women and children. She lives in Chili Center.


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