About Us

Mission

We bring stability and purpose to people who are homeless.

Vision

A community without homelessness

Values

Respect, Dignity, Quality, Service, Compassion

The Kitchen, Inc. has a long history of serving our community. Sister Lorraine Biebel began the mission of The Kitchen, Inc. in 1983 when she served the first meal to the homeless and hungry. Since then, The Kitchen, Inc. has grown to one of the region’s largest social service providers for families, individuals, youth, seniors, and Veterans in need.

The Kitchen, Inc. continues to honor Sister Lorraine’s legacy through our vision of a community without homelessness.

Sr. Lorraine Biebel

Board of Trustees

Ellen Hammock, President
Ferrell Duncan Clinic

Diane Winter Reidle, Vice President
Retired, Pharmaceutical Sales

Katie Bolt-Goeke, Secretary
Retired, Clinical Social Worker

Rob Fridge, Treasurer
Drury University

Jason Clough, Past President
Clough Law Firm, LLC

Milagros Calvetti

Abby Glenn
Central Bank

Stephanie Ireland
Ireland Architects

Tonya King

Farley Lewis
Artist

Kim Tilley
Mercy

Foundation Board

Diane Winter Reidle, President
Retired, Pharmaceutical Sales

Judy Bilyeu, VP
Metro Appliances & More

Dena Dill, Secretary
Town & County

Bill Hennessey, Treasurer
Mercy

Chase Banta
Embark Staffing

Erin Goodman
Red Crow Marketing, Inc.

Ellen Hammock
Ferrell Duncan Clinic

Justin Hickey
BancorpSouth

Chris Jones
City Utilities

Shelley Marshall
Merrill Lynch

Brian Russell
Great American Title Company

Meleah Spencer
The Kitchen, Inc.

Deborah Stinnett
Ozark Technical Community College

Kerrie Van Sickle
O’Reilly Hospitality Management

Travis Webb
BKD, LLP

The Kitchen, Inc. is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). To learn more about COA, please visit www.coanet.org.