OUR TEAM

An organization is only as good as it’s most valuable resource – people.  Soup Kitchen 411 is no exception; the heart and soul of our organization is our team and every member of the team is dedicated to the proposition that hunger is a solvable issue here in America.  We come from different backgrounds and with different skill sets but we all share a passion for what we do here.

Philip Gentile

Philip Gentile

Philip Gentile has, over the past 25 years, provided advice and counseling to public and private businesses, governmental agencies and non-profit entities. Throughout his professional career he has successfully worked hand-in-hand with non-profits, local governments and small businesses in fulfilling their missions. This took the form of identifying various sources of funding, preparing written proposals and business/financing plans and implementing those plans to successful conclusions.

He is quite accomplished at planning and implementing complex projects, working as a leader of various coalitions, public presentations to governing bodies and constituents and managing program implementation to successful conclusions.

Mr. Gentile also assists organizations with defining and redefining their missions. He asks the right questions and re-energizes the conversation about their goals and mission. That could come in the form of refining their whole mission or redefining a program.

Mr. Gentile holds a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University and a BA degree in Economics from State University of New York at Albany.

"I was shocked when I learned that hunger was so pervasive. It occurred to me that potentially any friend or neighbor could be affected and I had no idea. And given all of the sources of food I see around me every day, it looked to be a very solvable problem. So once Ken asked for support I was eager to help