John David DiCapo

I was born in 1958 and grew up on Van brunt in Northeast Kansas City. I graduated from Northeast High School and then attended Penn Valley Community College and the University of Missouri in Columbia.

  • In the late 1990’s as downtown was in a depressed state and my dad decided to retire and I decided to also move on from the Gardens to open DiCapo Foods a wholesale food manufacturing company producing Jim’s Famous Hot Tamales, Rongini rice balls and Italian Cookies.
  • 25 years later we are still making the cookies but my food career is winding down and I NOW want to give back to the city which has given me so much.
  • My Mother Sugie (Donnici) DiCapo and my Dad Carl J. DiCapo have always been there for me along my life’s journey and have taught me many life lessons that I will always cherish.
  • My Dad’s LOVE of Kansas City and his participation in many community groups rising to lead most and becoming the Man to call when you’re in need and my Mom’s love and dedication to family and friends who she always and I mean always goes the extra mile for.
  • I am fortunate to have such a wonderful family and city supporting me and it’s time for me to step up and return the favor.
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