Sister Paula is an icon in Altoona, PA. For twenty-eight years she has been running the St Vincent De Paul Family Food kitchen, where she procures donations of equipment and food, schedules volunteers, and feeds as many as 150 people a day, 5 days a week.
She treats every person that walks through her door with respect, compassion and without judgement. Her space has become known as a place people can find comfort and humanity in tough times.
At 82 years old, her only regret seems to be that she has had to slow down to the speed of a 30-year-old and can’t serve in the same ways.
If you ever want to show up and treat her when she’s not hard at work, she enjoys her Manhattans made with Southern Comfort