Update from the Food Pantry
They are writing to you to give you an update on the Community Food Pantry. As you know, the pantry relies on the Ministerium and the community for support. They run food drives, get donations from schools and churches, and everything we receive goes directly to the Food Pantry. In addition to the food they collect, they now pass out hats, gloves, scarves, and coats that have been collected by students from Smyrna High School. Our giving community is so very generous.
They have a food pantry with a growing number of families in need. They have had an increase in recipients from families, singles and homeless. As our pantry grows so is the need for volunteers.
They are writing to you specifically because they are in need of more help. The volunteers pack food orders daily. They receive these orders from Social Services. Volunteers also pick up food from WaWa daily and bring it to the pantry to be put in the freezers. This all takes place anywhere from 9 am – 11am Monday through Friday. They run food drives during the year that we need help with collecting, sorting, and shelving food items.
They are also looking for volunteer Food Pantry Coordinators. The Coordinators are responsible for finding and scheduling volunteers, setting up food drives, helping with donations and keeping up with the pantry needs. Patti Tigani and Brenda Russillo have been running the pantry for over 8 years. It is time to pass on this responsibility. They feel there is more need for community involvement.
If you know of anyone who is interested in volunteering please call or email; Brenda Russillo at (302) 359 – 8488 or firstname.lastname@example.org.