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Crisis at the Gates of Mary’s Kitchen

An impending termination notice issued by the City of Orange to long-standing homeless service center Mary’s Kitchen threatens to close its gates and leave hundreds of the unhoused and hungry on the streets without the daily support Mary’s has provided for decades in Orange. CEO and matriarch of the beloved homeless center has vowed to keep those gates open. Many are rallying to her defense.

About the author

John Underwood

John Underwood is a highly acclaimed community television producer and seasoned professional journalist. With a remarkable career spanning over 13 years, John honed his reporting skills at National Public Radio in Los Angeles. Locally, he made significant contributions as a reporter for OC Weekly and the Orange County Register.

When he's not diligently documenting the struggles of the homeless population throughout Orange County, John serves as the Production Coordinator for Los Alamitos Community Television. There, he passionately produces "Backstory," an investigative talk show that fearlessly addresses the most contentious issues of the day. His current documentary series, "No Fixed Abode," is a powerful exploration that amplifies the voices of Orange County's homeless community. John's dedication to storytelling and advocacy has earned him recognition as an award-winning professional in the field.

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