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Fun-loving, hard-working and completely dedicated to GIVING BACK, we are made up of family, friends, city officials and supporting organizations, all under the leadership and huge heart of Meghan Fink, who dedicates herself to providing families in need with a safe and fun Thanksgiving meal each and every year.


Co-Founder of S.A.M.

Managing Owner,

Pasadena Sandwich Company

Administrator, Stephen E. Fink Fund


Daughter of Stephen Fink, Meghan carries on her father’s tradition of giving back to Pasadena. She owns & operates PSC, creating a hub for the community where everyone feels welcome. She co-founded “S.A.M.” & coordinates everything from the food to the donations and community outreach. 


Co-Founder of S.A.M.

Fire Fighter, Pasadena Fire Dept.



Steven is an active 24-year veteran of the Pasadena Fire Department and friend of former Pasadena Sandwich Company owner, Stephen E. Fink. Steve co-founded the "SAM" Program with Meghan and has spent the last three years assisting with the logistics and coordination efforts of the event.



Pasadena Sandwich Co.

Founder, Stephen E. Fink Fund


Kaytee developed a huge heart for giving back to community. She continues with her brother & sisters the legacy of her beloved father as part of the S.A.M. team. She believes there is transformation of community health through individual healing, and through the experience of nourishing, wholesome family oriented community events!



Pasadena Sandwich Co.



As with Fink family tradition, Nicole loves to give back to the community and be a part of her father’s legacy through the Thanksgiving Share a Meal event. Part of the Pasadena Sandwich Company family, Nicole spends her time raising her daughter, Ellie, and working as a cosmetologist. 


Managing Owner,

Pasadena Sandwich Company


Jon, son of Stephen Fink, is part of the Pasadena Sandwich Company family and spends his days sending out slices of heaven to the Pasadena community. When he’s not running PSC, Jon spends his time outdoors, hiking or surfing. On Thanksgiving, Jon is cooking up a feast & managing the kitchen making sure it is a safe place for everyone.


Sr. Community Advocate

Pasadena Families in Transition


As community advocate with PUSD, Socorro leads the Pasadena FIT program, which helps families who are in need by providing support. Serving as a compassionate & understanding resource for those less fortunate, FIT helps these families find their way to personal and academic success. Socorro selects the families attending S.A.M.


Volunteer Scheduling



Diane, wife of Co-Founder

Steven Lawhorn, supervises the Kindergarten Yard at El Oro Way Elementary, helps third graders in the BURST Programs one-on-one instructing, and with her calm & caring demeanor, has an incredible way of making our new volunteer friends and families feel at ease.


Community Advocate

Pasadena Families in Transition


Working along side of Socorro, Martha supports the Pasadena FIT program. She is responsible for making sure every child is prepared for school, with clothing and school supplies, and is also in charge of giving these children access to the PUSD school lunch program. For the Share a Meal event, Martha coordinates registration for all of the families.


Marketing Director,

Sydney Paige, Inc.


Ann brings her heart to serve and give back to the team, as well as her marketing expertise. An invaluable member of the team, Ann also does pro bono work for other organizations giving back to the community, including Sydney Paige, Inc.


Founder & CEO,

Sydney Paige, Inc.


Courtney runs Buy One | Give One backpack company, Sydney Paige, where for every backpack sold, another is filled with school supplies & donated to a child in need. Families In Transition children are the recipients of these quality backpacks and supplies at S.A.M.


IT Analyst - DoIT,

City of Pasadena

Mylene manages applications for the Pasadena Fire Department. She has over twenty-five years of experience working with computers, providing technical support and training to staff members.  She brings her technical expertise to the S.A.M. committee and enjoys giving back to the community anyway she can.


Founder & Executive Director,

Remainders Creative Reuse


Robin is a prolific artist in mixed media and brings over 20 years of experience in Art Education to Remainders. Her extensive knowledge of interior space planning and retail merchandising comes from having been an integral member of a successful family design business. She teaches at Options for Youth Independent Study and Academic Recovery program and the Armory for the Arts teen program at Artworks, in Pasadena. Robin is very active in women's arts organizations throughout LA County and passionate about bringing art activity to all members of the Pasadena community.

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