'In My Father's Kitchen' gets help sorting through donations for big giveaway

A volunteer from The Union rolls up her sleaves as she helps sort donations for "In My Father's Kitchen"

The founder of the local charity â??In My Fatherâ??s Kitchenâ?? who has helped so many in Syracuse got some help himself Saturday.

John Tumino started his outreach ministry â??In My Fatherâ??s Kitchenâ?? after he felt a call to meet the physical, natural needs of the homeless and hungry in Syracuse.

Tuminoâ??s team has fed, clothed and ministered to the lost, broken and invisible in Syracuse for two and a half years, and the fruits of their labor are telling.

Saturday, members of â??The Unionâ??, from Abundant Life Christian Center, were at a warehouse in Syracuse helping Tumino sort hundreds of donated items for a big giveaway they are having on Saturday, January 18. The donations come from people and organizations all over Central New York who see what Tumino and his team are doing and want to be a part of it.

In two and a half years, â??In My Fatherâ??s Kitchenâ?? has helped 10 people go from living under a bridge to living in housing and maintaining a life off the street.

Tumino and his family have become instrumental in helping the forgotten and invisible in Syracuse get off the streets and get their lives back on track.

â??For us, the ultimate goal is to get them placed,â?? Tumino says. â??Weâ??re just a middle person between the person who is not seen and the agencies who can help them beyond what we can do. Weâ??re the connecting piece between the two. Weâ??re the advocate, the middle man.â??

â??In My Fatherâ??s Kitchenâ?? will be giving away the donations to those in need on Saturday, January 18 from 1-3pm at 1501 Lodi Street.

For information on how to donate, visit their Facebook page.