New Staff Hired at the Soup Kitchen


Jeffrey Bober has been appointed director of the Onslow Soup Kitchen. Jeff has eight years hands-on experience in the operation of our soup kitchen and he’s a benevolent professional in line with our mission, said Theo McClammy, executive director of Onslow Community Outreach. Additionally, Jeff’s service in the United States Marine Corps for 27 years has given him extensive knowledge in logistics and of working with people from different backgrounds that will help him to be successful in this leadership role.

“I’m excited to have this opportunity,” said Jeff. “The soup kitchen helps hundreds of food insecure people in our County. I believe my long involvement in the day-to-day operations of the program will help to sustain and grow our activities. Looking ahead, points of emphasis are continuing to support our great volunteers and replacing two of our very high mileage delivery trucks.”

Related, Lourdes Garcia has been hired as soup kitchen assistant. Lourdes is a former teacher’s assistant and bus driver and was a soup kitchen volunteer cook in the 1990’s. We anticipate Lourdes will be very helpful to food preparation, donor relations and sustaining volunteer involvement, said McClammy.

Bober replaces Remy Stitt who recentaly retired after fifteen years leading the Soup Kitchen. The program has three activities: lunch meals served downtown Jacksonville, meals delivered to rural neighborhoods and a monthly food bank. Approximately 123,000 meals are prepared and distributed annually.