September 24, 2021

Media Advisory: Saint John’s Hospice To Honor Staff From The Philadelphia Phillies For Helping Serve The Needs Of Homeless Men In Philadelphia

Saint John’s Hospice has provided care for homeless men in Philadelphia for over half a century.

Saint John’s Hospice (SJH), a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS), will honor members of the Philadelphia Phillies organization for their support of SJH’s mission to provide crucial, life-sustaining services with dignity, respect and compassion to homeless men in Philadelphia.

After home games throughout the regular season, excess meals prepared for Phillies’ players, coaches, and clubhouse staff have been donated to SJH to feed men experiencing homelessness.

SJH will honor Phillies Team Chef, Keith Rudolf, as well as Chef Dean Dandridge, Aramark and Executive Dining Room/Press Club Chef, for their work in preparing these meals.

The event will also recognize Frank Bowens, Manager of Ballpark Operations; James Rodriguez, Ballpark Operations Assistant; Steve Simons, Ballpark Operations Assistant; and Phillies’ Vice President of Administration, Kathy Killian for their support of SJH.

Monday, September 27, 2021
11:30 a.m. (Recognition Event)
12:00 p.m. (Lunch Service Begins)
Saint John’s Hospice
1221 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Honorees will receive a plaque with their name as well as a Christ of the Breadline statue which depicts Jesus Christ standing in line at a soup kitchen, waiting with the marginalized for His turn to be served.

Following the conclusion of celebration, SJH staff and honorees will serve a hot noon meal to approximately 300 in need and homeless men.

Background Information on Saint John’s Hospice
For over five decades, Saint John’s Hospice (SJH) has provided crucial, life-sustaining services with dignity, respect, and compassion to homeless men in Philadelphia. Each weekday, SJH provides more than 300 hot meals to its residential and day services guests, as well as case management, on-site nursing, daily showers, and a mail room for over 1,500 men. Annually, SJH houses around 250 men transitioning from homelessness to independent living.

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Editor’s Note: Broadcast and still photographers are only permitted to photograph/video Saint John’s Hospice clients from behind unless otherwise noted.


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