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Dinner Thanks Volunteers

A dinner to thank and recognize the volunteers of Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen took place June 5 at Club Monarch in Yorkville. Josie Abounader was honored as the Fr. […]


Shaheen’s shoe donation helps many in need

In January 2024, the family of Eli and George Shaheen, donated many pairs of men’s, women, and children’s footwear along with boots, West Side Boutique Coordinator Nancy Robert reported. In […]

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St. Patty’s Parade raises $4,000 for soup kitchen

Utica’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade brought the luck of the Irish to Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen. Parade food drive co-chairs Chris Hoke and Bernie Adorino, along with parade co-director […]

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Hannaford’s Bags Mean $$ for Soup Kitchen

Throughout the month of March, Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen benefits from the Hannaford Fight Hunger Bag Program! (at the store at 50 Kellogg Road, New Hartford). The soup kitchen receives […]

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Holiday Cheer Permeates Soup Kitchen

The soup kitchen was a crowded scene of holiday cheer on Friday, Dec. 22. Volunteers were serving a hot Christmas dinner. Christmas music permeated the dining hall. A story hour […]

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Notre Dame Donates Clothing, Food

Notre Dame Junior/Senior High School had a Christmas surprise for the soup kitchen and boutique. Students delivered 15 bags of food and 33 bags and boxes of clothing on Dec. […]

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Sauquoit Students Volunteer

Just before Thanksgiving, students from Sauquoit Valley High School spent two days at the soup kitchen helping to prepare and serve food and clean up the facility. They were from […]

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Soup Kitchen Seeks Donations as It Serves More People

17,201 Lunch-Time Meals to the Hungry in 4 Months Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen is hoping for some holiday generosity from people who would like to donate to the soup […]


West Side Boutique Assists 975

Mother Marianne’s West Side Boutique & Salon served a steady flow of those in need over the fall, providing clothing, personal care items, haircuts and blood pressure screenings, reports Coordinator […]

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Soup Kitchen Sees Rise in Numbers

Over the past few months Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen has been experiencing a steady increase in the number of people enjoying lunch at the soup kitchen, Manager Mike Pilat […]