At the age of 14 Margaret McCleary saw the needs of the hungry and homeless, firsthand, while working in the kitchen at Mercy Hospital. Years later, after joining the Sisters of Providence, Sr. Margaret had the idea of a community kitchen that would serve a warm meal to anyone, no questions asked, and in 1980 Kate’s Kitchen was opened. What started with a simple idea has blossomed into Providence Ministries, one of the largest networks of social services in the Pioneer Valley.
As we celebrated Sr. Margaret’s 80th birthday, we thought of no better gift than to honor her living legacy by ensuring that the life-saving work she began almost 40 years ago, will continue well into the future.
Please consider joining the Sr. Margaret Legacy Fund by making a planned gift to help us continue to meet the ever evolving needs of the community; be it helping our neighbors overcome the traumas of homelessness and addiction, providing access to food and clothing, or breaking the generational cycles of poverty through economic empowerment.
For more information, please contact Jennie Adamczyk.