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Cathedral Soup Kitchen, Inc.
November 15, 2010

I have been a volunteer at the Cathedral Soup Kitchen for 24 years and a Board member for the last six years. I have seen first hand how the mission of feeding the poor and needy in Camden, NJ is efficiently carried out each day in a manner that provides dignity and respect for those whom are served. I have also witnessed the growth of the Cathedral Kitchen's outreach whereby it has expanded to not only feeding the less fortunate but also addressing their more holistic needs including services for dental, medical, optical and job training needs. Specifically the Culinary Arts Training (CAT) Program has been hugely successful in training, graduating and placing men and women in the Food Service industry who previously were untrained and unemployed.

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I have personally experienced the results of this organization In 1.) conducting a capital campaign that resulted in the building of a brand new state of the art feeding facility, 2.) the establishment of a very successful job training and job placement program (CAT Program), and 3.) the efficient daily feeding program that efficiently serves over 105,000 (and growing) meals a year.

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MY ROLE:
Board Member & I am a volunteer meal server, Board Member, and Officier. My main focus is fund raising to pay for our new kitchen facility and the various programs that are offered by the Cathedral Kitchen.