- Associated Press - Monday, June 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sister Alice Marie Quinn, the Los Angeles nun whose charity St. Vincent Meals on Wheels serves thousands of daily meals to those in need, has died.

The nonprofit says Quinn, better known as Sister Sam, died June 23 of natural causes. She had celebrated her 82nd birthday just days earlier.

St. Vincent Meals on Wheels began in 1977 with a single pot of stew served to a few dozen seniors in a church basement.

Four decades later Sister Sam was still overseeing the preparation and delivery of nearly 3,500 meals to the city’s homeless, homebound, disabled and terminally ill.

Now headquartered in an industrial-sized kitchen, the charity has a staff of nearly 80 and more than 300 volunteers who prepare, deliver and serve meals.

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