15 JunIMFK 6th Annual 5K Walk/Run 2019

IMFK 6th Annual 5K Walk/Run 2019

“You Are Not Invisible” The Midgley brothers believed in sharing their passions for and with others. John shared his passion for cooking with his friends, family and the less fortunate around him. Robert, a well known photographer, shared his passions and big smile with Syracuse and beyond. To keep their passions and spirits...
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26 SepWhy Am I Homeless? Q&A Panel

Why Am I Homeless? Q&A Panel

IMFK’s long-time friend, Kevin Batsford will be on the panel.  Kevin has now been off the streets for over 4 years.  He has since gotten married and works a full time job.  Kevin hopes to share his insights and experiences to help others understand what it means to be homeless.  Also on the...
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6 OctIMFK and Artrage Invisible People Event

IMFK and Artrage Invisible People Event

Mark Horvath, founder of Invisible People, will be at Artrage on Sat., October 6th to share his experiences as part of the IMFK and Artrage Invisible  People Event.  Mark has traveled and filmed homeless individuals from all over the world. This presentation is free and open to the public.
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Years of Service

Under the bridge outreach.

Sous Chefs

Helping advance our efforts.

Off The Street

Provided long-term shelter.

You Can Be A Part!

We can not do this alone. Together, we can change the world. Consider becoming an official IMFK Sous Chef today…


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Sous Chef Spotlight: Joshua & Vita Moody

While new to Syracuse, Joshua and his wife, Vita and he were looking for some place to give back.  In December of 2015 they became Sous Chefs in volunteering at In My Father’s Kitchen Events.  Even though both carrying heavy schedules they gave of their time to those who felt invisible.  Both Josh and...

Sous Chef Spotlight: Carolyn

Building Hope and Changing Lives! Carolyn and her husband Derrill have been IMFK Sous Chefs since we began in 2012.  She has participated as an administrative help to IMFK for many events and give aways.  Carolyn’s love for people can be seen in all she puts her hand to. Carolyn, thank you so...

Sous Chef Spotlight: Pete

Join us in the Kitchen! Pete is a faithful servant. From packing groceries to cleaning up outside, there is nothing Pete won’t do. Pete supports the organization is a variety of ways, from his prayers to his finances, Pete continually makes a difference in our world. Thanks Pete! A Sous Chef is someone...



IMFK is excited to announce the launch of Taste & See Pasta Sauce. This tasty sauce is now available and all proceeds go to benefit the work of In My Father’s Kitchen…



In My Father’s Kitchen, Inc. (IMFK) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation registered with the New York Department of State on September 7, 2011. It was founded by John and Leigh-Ann Tumino, and is a faith-based organization offering non-denominational and non-discriminatory assistance to homeless people through direct street outreach. As John and Leigh-Ann build relationship s with chronically homeless individuals they identify and meet the unique needs of homeless people not yet ready to leave the streets and who refuse to stay in emergency shelters. As a result, IMFK provides food and basic necessitates to homeless individuals where they live on the streets, on a consistent and compassionate basis, until the homeless individual is comfortable accepting help and working with community agencies to secure housing. IMFK has one full-time employee, one full-time volunteer, 30-35 core volunteers, and as many as 60 volunteers for community events.


Serving the chronically homeless in Central New York, where they live.


Assisting refugee families as they settle into a new life, in Syracuse.


Building relationships with others, to help and change lives.