The June 13, 2014, edition of LEONIA LIFE newsletter has a great article about Pete Shanno, one of the faithful volunteers who help keep the lunch program running. Pete is known as “Mr. Kitchen” for his devotion to making sure the kitchen at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church is spotless when we leave the building. Since we can have as many as 80 guests for lunch in the cold months, this is a challenging task. His easy-going manner and ready smile make the work go quickly and pleasantly, and both guests and volunteers enjoy the experience.
Pete is also a fixture in Leonia, having been a physical education teacher for 40 years and currently serving as coach of the distance runners at Leonia High School. He was a founding member of the Rotary of the Palisades, and also volunteers at the Center for Food Action. And in case he has any extra energy, he is a runner himself, having participated in nine marathons including the New York race.
Thanks, Pete, for all you do!