March 9, 2024 – Eileen Giarraffa believes in the “power of love.” She expresses that belief in many ways, including through her ministry to the food-insecure and those without homes.

Under Eileen’s leadership – and with numerous volunteers from the UB Newman community – meals are prepared for distribution in the Newman kitchen. Eileen’s team provides food, toiletries, and small clothing items, in conjunction with Neighbors Feeding Neighbors, at the park across from the NFTA bus station.

Bishop Fisher presented the Saint Joseph Lay Worker Award at our cathedral on Saturday, March 9th. Eileen was one of the recipients.

We thank Eileen and all who strengthen the mission of Christ here at the UB Newman Center.

– Fr. Paul

Photo credit: Mike Toner