"As Catholics, we have a responsibity to the community in times of crisis. I don't think I could be doing anything more important right now."
—Sven Shoultz ’15
feeding a community in need
Teachers feed the mind. Community ministers feed the soul. The team at Prep’s Smith Café usually feeds a hungry student body. Pandemics require thinking outside the box.
Prep's care and concern for others has always extended beyond the walls of campus. Now, more than ever, we answer a call to serve. Since late March, head chef Kenyetta Carter and her team have prepared over 1,200 meals each week for young people and families in need throughout the Seattle community.
Alumni Service Corps member Sven Shoultz ‘15, facilities director Dan Wood, bus drivers Dan Tobin and Brian Cruess, and past parent Michelle Audino serve as school ambassadors for a faith that does justice. Recipients include several Catholic elementary schools, homeless teens served by YouthCare, and housing sites run by Catholic Community Services of Washington. The program was highlighted by Northwest Catholic last month.
Food for the program costs approximately $3,300 per week, in addition to salaries. We know our neighbors’ needs will grow. With your gift, Prep's compassion for our community will grow with them.