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May 15, 2013


Saint Joseph's University commemorates his life-long commitment to
nourish children and feed the hungry.

Saint Joseph's University Academy of Food Marketing has established a scholarship in memory of Patrick Temple-West, Nutritional Development Services (NDS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's founding director. Patrick Temple-West died at the age of 67 in August 2009.

The first scholarship will be presented to a student at a reception on

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. (Presentation)
Campbell Collection at the Drexel Library
Saint Joseph's University
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Patrick Temple-West was a leader in the anti-hunger movement. He was responsible for founding NDS and many other hunger assistance organizations in the region including Philabundance, Share Food Program and the former Greater Philadelphia Food Bank. While on staff at Saint Joseph's University Academy of Food Marketing, Mr. Temple-West took a leave of absence to research federal meals programs for children and founded NDS.

Nutritional Development Services' mission is to provide meals, food assistance and additional support to organizations serving children and the poor as an extension of the services and mission of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Last year, NDS served over 7 million meals through its child nutrition programs and collected the equivalent of 2 million meals through its Community Food Program.


Editor's Note: For more information on Nutritional Development Services' programs please contact Anne H. Ayella at 215-895-3470, extension 77901 or visit

Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist

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