Hi Food Pantry Friends,                                                                                                February 16, 2010

I thought I would start sending some emails to Food Pantry volunteers and friends in the way of a newsletter.  Since becoming President, I’ve gotten a number of questions from volunteers about the Food Pantry and I realize we don’t have any opportunity when we’re open to talk about the Pantry. 

So if there is something about the Food Pantry you would like to know send me an email and I’ll address it in the next newsletter. 

If you don’t want to receive these emails let me know and I’ll take your name off the list.

The topic for this email is Food Pantry Management and Organization, Who does What? 

The Food Pantry is registered with the federal government as a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.  Activities of the Food Pantry are overseen by a Board of Directors which for the most part is comprised of the officers and the task managers but also includes some external members.  The jobs that need to be done between Food Pantry openings are done by the Officers and Task Managers.

The Officers do the tasks needed to keep the Food Pantry, the 501(c)(3) public charity, up and running.  Paying the bills, writing the letters, responding to the phone calls, doing the grant work, etc, so the public, the grantees, and the federal and state governments will continue funding the food pantry.  There is nothing complicated here, just stuff that needs to be done.

Officers
Bill Yacovissi – President
Tim Lyons – Vice President
Peggi Jones – Treasurer
Donna Stiner – Secretary

The Task Managers do the jobs that need to be done between openings so that the Food Pantry can open.  Mostly this involves getting the food ordered and into the storeroom with an appropriate quantity and variety. 

Task managers
Baby Food – Tim Lyons
Bags – John Hummel
Bread – John Hummel
Doughnuts – Karen Morrow
Eggs & Produce – Tim Lyons
Emergency Food Allocations – Bill Yacovissi
Food Buyer – Marianne Rice
Menu Planner – Bill Yacovissi
Mouse Traps – Tim Lyons
TEFAP Coordinator – Carol Hallead
Truck Deliveries – Bill Yacovissi
Volunteer Coordinator – Sandi Griscavage

If you would like to become more involved in the Food Pantry, approach an Officer or Task Manager about their job.  We certainly would like to have more volunteers to share this work. 

More information about the jobs, what it entails and how long it takes, can be found on the web site - http://wellsborofoodpantry.org under Pantry Friends – Jobs.

These newsletters will be posted on the web site - http://wellsborofoodpantry.org under Pantry Friends – Newsletters