Category Archives: Homelessness

Cathedral Kitchen: serving up hope since 1976

Issac graduation jumping! How do you capture 40 years of meeting the most basic needs of the poorest residents in Camden, New Jersey?

Cathedral Kitchen (CK) has been serving up hope to the people of Camden since 1976. So the documentary I created to help them celebrate this milestone contains many voices — from one of the original founders to the clients they serve today and the culinary arts graduates they’ve helped launch in life.

It was heartening to hear the enthusiastic reaction of CK stakeholders at the organization’s 40th anniversary party.


Adam Bruckner’s Philly Restart offers a second chance

I spent time with Adam Bruckner one Monday afternoon at 19th and Vine. The long line of more IMG_4277than 100 people, mostly men, testifies to his reputation and that of Philly Restart, an organization he launched single handedly 16 years ago. Along with a small cadre of loyal volunteers, Adam offers hope to people who are homeless and just getting out of prison. Food and a fresh start. You can see him on the streets every Monday, rain or shine. Listen in to learn more about Adam and this grassroots effort, started by this former professional soccer player with Philadelphia Kixx.