Lou Sartor is a champion for change in the community. Before becoming the Executive Director of Spartanburg Soup Kitchen in 2001, she served the people of Spartanburg County for thirty years through the Department of Social Services. In addition to her work with the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen, she spends her time serving in other areas as well. She is currently the President of the Food Rescue of Spartanburg County, President of the Westside Sympathy Club, and Director of Arch Ministries, to name a few.
A truly detail-oriented person, she says that she has a hand in everything going on with the organization. This is evident by the amount of phone calls and visitors she receives on any given day. She is kind and welcoming, and tries to make sure each person feels important because they truly are to her and to the work of the soup kitchen.
When asked about why she’s so driven to do the work she does, she said that she feels that “God has placed some people on earth to help show others that no matter what storm they’re going through in their lives, there is a rainbow on the other side of it.” She feels that she is one of these people and says, “I advocate for people whose voices may have been silenced due to their circumstances.”
Lou is passionate about the soup kitchen’s mission to the community and its dedication to providing food for their bodies, kindness for their souls, and hope for the future.