Irene van Driel been teaching at Butler University since 2016, at the department of strategic communication. “It is our mission to connect class material with real-life experiences, preferably by collaborating with organizations within the community,” she says. Irene chose to collaborate with The Patachou Foundation was perfect for her class
Meghan Freeman is an avid volunteer who has lived in Indianapolis most of her life. She works in marketing at IU Health and is a self-proclaimed fitness junkie who spends most of her free time at the gym. “If not there,” she says, “I’m probably at The Koelschip, the bar
Tom is a self-proclaimed “old retired guy” who spends a lot of his free time giving back to his community. In addition to volunteering and taking care of their pets, Tom and his wife have planted several thousand trees over the last 20 years on property they converted into a
You couldn’t ask for a better volunteer than Kathy Sheedy. She ran her own business for more than 10 years, is a certified youth mentor, and has been volunteering since she was a teen. She’s been with The Patachou Foundation for three years, leading after-school meals at several sites and
To feed wholesome meals to food insecure children in our community and teach them to create healthy habits.
By combining nutritious meals, hands-on education activities, the kids we serve their awareness, connection and excitement about the joys of the table.