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Westchester Food Pantry

Friday Service for March 2021

NOTE: the Pantry will be CLOSED Friday, January 1, 2021. 

Effective June 1, 2020: Because of the pandemic, we must change some procedures and guidelines. The wellbeing of clients, volunteers and staff is our top priority.  We are enacting strict safety procedures to reduce risk of transmission, and we ask that any volunteer who feels ill, or has been in close contact with someone who is sick, to stay home. Additionally, we are temporarily disallowing volunteers under the age of 16.  All volunteers must wear a mask and practice proper social distancing whenever possible.  Thanks for your cooperation and understanding. 

There are four Friday volunteer options available: 

GCFD receiving crew, 10am-12pm, first and third Fridays of the month: this crew receives our orders from the Greater Chicago Food Depository.  It involves taking heavy boxes of cans, meat and produce from the GCFD pallet into the Pantry.  Volunteers must have the ability to lift and move heavy boxes.  Please provide your phone number if you are signing up for this slot, as sometimes the truck is delayed and we will let you know when it arrives. 

Set out and sort crew, 12-2pm: this crew gets out all the food and sorts donations before they are packed for clients. We need some heavy lifters for this crew. 

Set up crew, 2-4pm: ordinarily, this crew would set up the community room to look like a grocery store.  Because we have moved to a drive-thru model to serve clients during the pandemic, this crew now packs 400+ bags of food.  A few folks who can do heavy lifting are needed for this shift, but otherwise all ability levels are fine.  

Client service crew, 4:45-7:45pm:  pre-pandemic, this crew would help the clients "shop" in our pantry. Now, this crew brings groceries outside in carts to load them in client vehicles.  A few folks who can do heavy lifting are needed for this shift, but otherwise all ability levels are fine. Dress warmly, as we are outside!

PLEASE NOTE: we will be operating the drive-thru model for client service, so please dress appropriately for the weather. 

Cancellations: We understand that things come up, people get sick, etc.  If you have to cancel for any reason, please do so on the Sign Up Genius so that another person can step in.  Be sure to give us as much notice as possible.  

The Westchester Food Pantry is located in the Community Room of the Westchester Village Hall, 10300 Roosevelt Road, Westchester.  The Community Room entrance is on the east side of the building across from the Post Office just off Municipal Drive.  Come in the door marked "Building Department." Please park in the spaces facing the Post Office, if possible.  We strongly urge you to dress comfortably and bring a water bottle.  There is no water fountain in the community room, so you must bring your own beverage. 

Questions about volunteering? Please email us at [email protected] Thank you!

Created by:   Amanda Grant
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy CST) Available Slot
03/05/2021 (Fri.)

GCFD Receiving Crew (8)

10am-12pm Heavy lifters needed

 
3 of 8 slots filled
Jim Miller
Steven Piotrowicz
Steve Drent

Set up and sort (10)

12pm--2pm; We need a few heavy lifters here, but otherwise fine for all abilities.

 
All slots filled
Jan Alexander
Kate McGuire
Karen Mondo
Alison Jacobs
Emily Rehn
Madeline Gruca
Sally Kill
melissa Rucinski
Steven Piotrowicz
Josh Henley

Set up crew (12)

2-4pm

 
All slots filled
Joe Giuffre (2)
Joe Giuffre(2)
Sheri Zierdt
Mary Pasquale
Dawn Trecartin
Karen Mondo
Heidi Montano
Maeve Seyer (2)
melissa Rucinski
Lauryn W
Josh Henley

Client service crew (21)

4:45-7:45pm

 
20 of 21 slots filled
Janet Campuzano
Jimmy Zierdt (2)
Jane Sluis
Melanie Brew
Daniela Orihuela
Vlad Vukas
Nathan Melby
Jennifer Dunleavy (3)
Anne Scotty (3)
Ian Doherty
Emily Carter
Steven Piotrowicz
Harriet Gut
Frank Metcalf
Drew Blouin
03/12/2021 (Fri.)

Set up and sort (10)

12pm--2pm; We need a few heavy lifters here, but otherwise fine for all abilities.

 
All slots filled
Jan Alexander
Kate McGuire
Karen Mondo
Emily Rehn
Madeline Gruca
Sally Kill
Steven Piotrowicz
Natalie Glawe
Jake Santaniello
Evelyn Iturralde

Set up crew (12)

2-4pm

 
All slots filled
Joe Giuffre (2)
Joe Giuffre(2)
Sheri Zierdt
Dawn Romei
Mary Pasquale
Dawn Trecartin
Karen Mondo
Heidi Montano
Leigh Hall
Tiana Bojic
Avery Mavon
Maeve Seyer

Client service crew (21)

4:45-7:45pm

 
All slots filled
Wendi Stuenkel (2)
Jeff and Wendi Stuenkel
Janet Campuzano
James Patton
Jeanne Curran Padgett (2)
Jane Sluis
Daniela Orihuela
Nathan Melby
Lisa Vogt
Ian Doherty
Michael Jozwiak
Jennifer Giandonato
Juliannna Carlson
Kaitlin Preussner
Stephanie Deditz
Nereida Villa (2)
Steven Piotrowicz
Harriet Gut
Frank Metcalf
03/19/2021 (Fri.)

GCFD Receiving Crew (8)

10am-12pm Heavy lifters needed here! Please include your phone number so we can text/call you when the truck arrives.

 
2 of 8 slots filled
Jim Miller
Steven Piotrowicz

Set up and sort (10)

12pm--2pm; We need a few heavy lifters here, but otherwise fine for all abilities.

 
9 of 10 slots filled
Jan Alexander
Kate McGuire
Karen Mondo
Nathan Melby
Emily Rehn
Jessica Hart
Steven Piotrowicz
Harriet Gut
David LaPolla

Set up crew (12)

2-4pm

 
All slots filled
Renee Cabay
Sheri Zierdt
Dawn Romei
Mary Pasquale
Dawn Trecartin
Karen Mondo
Heidi Montano
Leigh Hall
Judith Fagel
Michael Schoneman
Carla Nelson
Avery Mavon

Client service crew (21)

4:45-7:45pm

 
All slots filled
Janet Campuzano
Melanie Brew
Daniela Orihuela
Stephanie Deditz
Ruth Rexing
Ian Doherty
Yajaira Baez
Nereida Villa (3)
Cole Gordon
Will McKenna
Taylor Schwaab
Keegan Casella
Marissa Perez
Aliyah Williams
Maggie Sizemore
Claire Williams
melissa Rucinski
Steven Piotrowicz
Owen Hays
03/26/2021 (Fri.)

Set out and sort (10)

12-2pm Some heavy lifters needed here, but not all.

 
9 of 10 slots filled
Jan Alexander
Kate McGuire
Karen Mondo
Keegan Casella
Steven Piotrowicz
Harriet Gut
Lauren Baran
David LaPolla
Carla Nelson

Set up crew (12)

2-4pm

 
All slots filled
Renee Cabay
Sheri Zierdt
Mary Pasquale
Dawn Trecartin
Karen Mondo
Heidi Montano
Leigh Hall
Judith Fagel
Lauryn Wideman
Terrance Holmes
Ryan Stark
Xavier Rios

Client service crew (21)

4:45-7:45pm

 
All slots filled
Wendi Stuenkel (2)
Jeff and Wendi Stuenkel
Janet Campuzano
Lucia Nastro-Doruff
Daniela Orihuela
Stephanie Deditz
Jalen Brooks
Lisa Vogt
Ian Doherty
Eloisa Leon
May not make it till 5:30 pm.
Nereida Villa (3)
Cole Gordon
Will McKenna
Kevin Allison
John Santaniello
Jake Santaniello
Marissa Perez
Aliyah Williams
Steven Piotrowicz
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