TOP PHOTO: A statue of Christ as a beggar was dedicated to the people of Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen in 2017 at the soup kitchen’s 9th anniversary celebration. Canadian sculptor Timothy P. Schmalz titled the sculpture, “When I was hungry and thirsty.”

“We try to see the image of Christ in the people we serve.”– a volunteer.

“It goes beyond feeding the hungry. We’ve become a place of warmth and welcome.” — director.

Soup kitchen volunteers

Volunteers in Action
Photos by Nancy Robert,
Bob Stronach & Others
2019 Volunteer Dinner
Photos by Bob Stronach


Our Volunteers (as of 4 Jan. 2024)

Josie Abounader
Samantha Acosta
Doug Ambrose
Joe Antonik
Pat Ball
Helen Boswell
Brad Campbell
Pam Carrier
Terry Cogneito
Kathy Countryman
Julie Crandall
Joanne Czerw
Bob Decker
Terry Decker
Laurie Debgian
Dave Doyle
Sue Geroux
Carlo Graziadei
Theresa Grazzado
Jim Henyk
Debbie Horvath
Jackie Howard
Kathy Howard
Jim Hubbard
Lucretia Hunt
John Knight
Sandy Kopack
Daniel Mecca
Bill Militello
Cathy Murphy
Steve Orcutt
Mike Pilat
Anne Popeo
Graceanne Quinn
Jack Riley
Tom Ryan
Lynda Schmelcher
Bob Schmelcher
Shirley Schmelcher
Barb Sharpe
Rick Signorelli
Tom Smith
Bob Surprenant
Chris Taylor
Cheryl Wakeel
Linda Walker
Darren Woods
John Ziobro