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Hero Next Door: Kevin Nacke, Director of Food Service at Sulzbacher Center

8:05 PM, Oct 21, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Kevin Nacke is the director of food service at the Sulzbacher Center.

"I want to make sure there's no one hungry in this city," Nacke said.

He first learned about the opportunity at the Sulzbacher Center 13 years ago.

"I just answered an ad in the paper. I went to culinary school years ago and I knew I wanted to help people and I've been here ever since," he said.
   
Nacke manages three full time employees, resident volunteers and community volunteers.

His team feeds the 350 residents at Sulzbacher and those in the community who are in need of a hot meal.

"If you're hungry you need to come to Sulzbacher for two of our meals a day," Nacke said.

Nacke said they're open 365 days a year, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and they serve about 1,500 meals a day.

"We don't take reservations so if you're hungry, you get in one of our lines we're going to make sure you eat," Nacke said.

Nacke, who is the father of two, said the kids who come through their lines everyday tug at his heart strings.

"It just happened yesterday. I had a kid that came in with his mom. I was able to give something to eat. he asked me a couple of questions and he was happy and that's really rewarding," Nacke said.
    
Kevin Nacke is our "Hero Next Door."

"You know, I just want to make sure there's not a hungry person in the city. We have a great team of volunteers. We're always trying to make sure there's not a hungry person in Jacksonville."

Nacke said soon they will serve their six millionth meal here at the Sulzbacher Center. If you'd like to volunteer just go their website, which is at the bottom of your screen sulzbachercenter.org.

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