The Knights of Pythias extended its benevolence to Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen on Jan. 11, donating $1,000 to the soup kitchen operation.

Presenting the check were Dave Lowitz, chancellor commander of the local lodge; Peter Carchedi, lodge treasurer, and board members Terry Reich and Ken Alcerin. Accepting on behalf of the soup kitchen were Advisory Board Chair Darren Woods and Interim Kitchen Director Mike Pilat.