Our Team

Donnell Jones-Craven

General Manager

Donnell is a culinary and hospitality professional with over twenty-five years of experience in the food industry. Before joining the EAT Café team, Donnell worked at Emory Healthcare, Darden Restaurants, Compass Group USA, and Dennis Dean Catering. He became a West Philadelphia resident in 2014 after 21 years of living in Atlanta, Georgia. Donnell has been involved with community throughout his life. He and his family have worked as volunteers and staff of various community groups and non-profits over the years, and strongly believe that community matters to the future growth and development of generations to come. He is interested in food culture and history, food insecurity, nutrition, clean eating, and sustainable agriculture. Above all, Donnell is passionate about food, the people it represents, and the fellowship it creates.

Victoria Egan

Center for Hunger-free Communities Deputy Director

Victoria Egan is the Deputy Director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities. She oversees the business administration and operations of all the Center’s work, including the EAT Café. Victoria provides support for café partnership development, fundraising, financial management, human resources and other administration. She has worked for the Center since 2010, and helped to steward the EAT Café from idea to reality. She is excited for the EAT Café to open its doors, bring community together for healthy meals and fellowship, and ultimately expand its scope to meet the community’s vision and needs.

Callie Perrone

Community Engagement and Communications Fellow

Callie is a recent Haverford College graduate who is thrilled to part of the EAT Café team! She is the Community Engagement and Communications Fellow at the Center for Hunger-Free Communities; where she splits her time between supporting the EAT Café and Witnesses to Hunger. Callie supports the EAT Café by conducting community outreach, creating communications, developing partnerships, and coordinating the Community Advisory Committee. Callie is passionate about addressing food insecurity and economic inequality, and is grateful for the opportunity to be involved in such an exciting and innovative project!