We are excited to announce the hire of our new Executive Chef, Twinkle VanWinkle. Chef Twinkle will manage the Foundation’s after-school and school-break meal programs, serving more than 1,200 kid-friendly meals each week to food-insecure school children in Indianapolis. She will create and prepare menu items with petite palates in
The Patachou Foundation Ambassadors are dedicated leaders in Indianapolis who are making a direct impact on Indianapolis children suffering from hunger and food insecurity by raising money to support one of the schools we serve. Yaw Aning is the co-founder and CEO of web and mobile app development agency, Sticksnleaves.
Southeast Community Services Center, along with their Camp STEAM, is a unique community partner to The Patachou Foundation. According to Education Coordinator Christopher Nunn, Camp STEAM is a “choice-based camp.” Nunn says unlike other summer camps, there is minimal planning and kids get to determine themselves what activities they will do
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
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
Local company Earthwave Technologies was one of The Patachou Foundation’s first corporate volunteer partners. Staff members frequently serve after-school meals to students at James Whitcomb Riley School 43. How did Earthwave Technologies’ relationship with The Patachou Foundation begin? I was familiar with the Patachou restaurants and had experienced their commitment
by Kristen Welker, fourth-grade teacher at Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School and volunteer My name is Kristen, and I’m a volunteer for The Patachou Foundation. As a teacher, it seemed like a natural fit for me to dedicate my extra time to serving wholesome, scratch-made meals to students. With your support,