About Us


We bring stability and purpose to people who are homeless.


A community without homelessness


Respect, Dignity, Quality, Service, Compassion

How it Started

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. Learn more about our programs.

Sr. Lorraine Biebel, founder of The Kitchen

Board of Trustees

Ellen Hammock, President

Rob Fridge, Vice President
Drury University

Susan Gladden, Secretary
Citizens Memorial Hospital

Kim Tilley, Treasurer

Jen Albers

Katie Bolt-Goeke
Retired, Clinical Social Worker

Milagros Calvetti
Sacred Heart Church

Abby Glenn
Central Bank

Eileen R. Hamra
Fit Together, LLC

Dr. Katie Hoegeman
Missouri State University

Stephanie Ireland
Ireland Architects

Tonya King

Farley Lewis

Danielle Poulson-Jones
Evangel University

Diane Winter Reidle
Retired, Pharmaceutical Sales

Deborah Tuck
Guaranty Bank

Foundation Board

Diane Winter Reidle, President
Retired, Pharmaceutical Sales

Judy Bilyeu, VP
Metro Appliances & More

Bill Hennessey, Treasurer

Chase Banta
Embark Staffing

Erin Goodman
Red Crow Marketing, Inc.

Becky Gullett
Commerce Bank

Chris Jones
City Utilities

Shelley Marshall
Merrill Lynch

Sophie Pierpoint
Old Missouri Bank

Brian Russell
Great American Title Company

Meleah Spencer
The Kitchen, Inc.

Deborah Stinnett
Ozark Technical Community College

Kerrie Van Sickle
O’Reilly Hospitality Management

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

Email info@thekitcheninc.org to request Form 990 for The Kitchen, Inc.