Edward Morgan, director emeritus of Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021 at the age of 61, after a long battle with cancer. [Donate in honor of Ed.]

Ed played a significant role in building up the soup kitchen, first becoming a founding member of an advisory board to oversee the operation at a crucial time, and then becoming director of the soup kitchen.

During his tenure, the operation was graced by needed capital improvements, a number of grants and major donations as well as a dedicated volunteer force. With his blessing and the organizing skills of volunteer Nancy Robert, the soup kitchen gave birth to Mother Marianne’s West Side Boutique, providing personal care items, clothing and other services to those in need.

After nearly four years at the helm, illness forced Ed to step back from his director duties in 2020 while remaining active on the advisory board.