When Chef Charlie Shunnarah sent out a plea for help on facebook, Coach Tim Wolz had an idea. The team could help by asking fans to bring some can goods to the games.
Shunnarah is the Executive Chef and General Manager of St Vincent de Paul of Louisville Kentucky and St Xavier High School classmate of men's soccer Coach Tim Wolz. Early in August, Chef Shunnarah sent out a message on facebook asking for meats and can goods comprised of mostly vegetables. This was a way Coach Wolz could show his players that they should use their popularity and personalities as soccer players to help people less fortunate.
"I was excited to not only help an old friend but also show my players how they can help others," Coach Wolz said earlier this week. "We have taken some of the boys to Louisville to serve lunches, clean dishes and just talk to some of the visitors and many of the players said that they felt they made a small difference after the trip. I hope we can get the fans to help us and we will be making more trips to Louisville to help again this year."
St Vincent de Paul addresses the most basic human needs of the homeless and the ever-growing ranks of the "working poor." Their Open Hand Kitchen offers two free meals a day, 365 days a year, to anyone in need. This valued community resource serves about 10,000 meals each month--about 120,000 meals per year--to hungry men, women and children.
St Vincent de Paul has a website http://www.svdplou.org/ and a facebook page St. Vincent de Paul Louisville. Please take a moment to visit these sites and find a way to help a wonderful organization. An easy way to help is to come to a men's or women's soccer game and bring a couple can goods. Any will be welcome, but vegetables are the most needed. If you have any questions or if you would like to make a donation you can contact Coach Tim Wolz at email@example.com.