Meet our Staff


    Inventory Specialist

    David is SAFH’s newest member of the team and is so excited to be working and helping out the East Village community that he also calls home. David is a guitarist and songwriter and teaches music. After a short time in San Francisco, he is back now in NYC, enjoying the wide range of food, cultures and arts that the East Village offers.

  • Na Wu FEucht

    Pantry Director, Volunteer Coordinator


    As our Pantry Director, Na oversees all aspects of the Food Pantry, including distribution, check-in, and follow up appointments. Na also assists with the soup kitchen, with a focus on connecting with our ever increasing Chinese language speaking clients. She has been at SAFH since 2014. She grew up in a small town in China. Now her and her family live in Brooklyn. In her spare time, she likes to cook food from different countries, visit museums, and volunteers at many different programs. Her favorite movie is Dead Poets Society.


  • Alex Lawrence

    Executive Director


    Alex manages all administrative and programmatic aspects of Trinity's Services, including fundraising and volunteer recruitment. Alex was featured on a special episode of Food Network's Chopped, featuring soup kitchen employees, and won! Alex has been with Trinity's SAFH since 2014 and a member of Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish for over 10 years. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, making cocktails, and advocating for social justice causes. Originally from California, he's lived in NYC for over 15 years. with his husband Cody.


    Phone: 212-228-5254 ext.10

  • Gloria Maldonado

    Kitchen Assistant


    In addition to assisting with meal prep and soup kitchen service, Gloria assists in the distribution of food in our Food Pantry. She loves bike riding, NYC parks, and cooking at home. She was born in Puerto Rico "a hundred years ago" and is a long time resident of the East Village. Her favorite flavor of ice cream is Cookies and Cream, in case you wanted to bring in a treat.

  • Elle Mera

    Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant


    Elle assists in all financial and administrative tasks for Trinity’s Services. She joined our team in 2020 after moving to the Lower East Side. Originally from North Carolina, she has thoroughly enjoyed her 2 short years in NYC. In addition to her role at Trinity, she currently studies at NYU and is a volunteer advocate at CVTC. In her free time, she enjoys baking, long walks, and spending time with her housemates.

  • Dolores Rodriguez

    Kitchen Director


    Dolores oversees all menu planning and prepares the meals provided in our Soup Kitchen, serving over 1,000 meals a week, allowing for multiple diets and requests. She is a pillar of our program and in the community at large, having been working here over 14 years. She says she enjoys working at SAFH because we "help all different types of people." She is a proud mother, grandmother, and great grandmother! Her favorite color is the color Purple, and she loves the Alien movie franchise. A native New Yorker, Dolores was raised right here in Alphabet City.