Ann Gioe, an Indianapolis native, has been volunteering with The Patachou Foundation for two years. She and her husband of “30 billion years” love trying out new foods (though as the self-proclaimed #1 fan of Cafe Patachou, she’s loyal to the cinnamon toast) and restaurants almost as much as they love
Carly Boos, a Broad Ripple resident for more than 20 years, is passionate about helping people. She works as a nurse and does telephonic counseling for those with diabetes. Carly, a mother of three, has been married for 30 years and believes that feeding her family nutritious, fresh food is
Lauren Wigton, an Indy transplant from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, works for the Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity as a Construction Superintendent. In her spare time, she is also a fitness instructor who teaches both spin and boxing. She loves being outdoors and hiking. Lauren began volunteering with The Patachou Foundation two
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.