Caring For Friends Welcomes Matt Gambino As Managing Director

Matt to grow programs, partners, and volunteers in the face of skyrocketing need due to inflation

August 3, 2022, Philadelphia, PA – Caring for Friends (CFF), the largest free meal provider sharing food and friendship in greater Philadelphia, is excited to welcome Matt Gambino as its Managing Director of Programs, Partners, and Volunteers. As inflation and the need for food skyrockets, Matt will work with his team to increase our partnerships with faith-based organizations, community groups, and individuals to make and distribute food to neighbors in the 5-county Philadelphia area facing hunger and isolation.

Matt employed his innovative business leadership in both print and online media during his more than 30-year career in journalism, most recently as Director and General Manager of, the news agency of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In this role, he earned awards as both a writer and editor.

Prior to that, Matt led editorial operations for community newspapers and websites; led a diverse editorial team for a successful start-up firm; and served in communications roles for a large nonprofit organization. He also successfully transitioned a legacy print newspaper into a start-up digital news platform in Philadelphia that continues to experience growth.

Originally from Norristown, Matt graduated from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and now lives with his wife and two daughters in Montgomery County.

“I am excited to begin this leadership role with Caring for Friends,” Gambino said. “It enables me to deepen my lifelong passion for building relationships with individuals and organizations in the diverse communities of Southeastern Pennsylvania that I know so well. I look forward to serving more fully the seniors and all people in need of our region with our partners and volunteers, as well as new friends committed to the mission of serving food and friendship.”

Caring for Friends is in dire need of volunteers to cook and deliver meals, as well as donations. Visit the website to learn more:
To request an interview with Matt, or for more information, contact Stef Arck-Baynes at [email protected]

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