“We’re so grateful for the opportunity to work at the WVCFP.”

Walter and Christine Sampson

Walter and Christine Sampson have been lending the pantry a helping hand off and on since the 1990’s.  Christine would package flour, rice, beans, and sugar.  Walter assisted with food pickup from Fry’s Food Store.  The Sampsons enjoy working with people, serving the community, and the fellowship that occurs while volunteering.

Christine began volunteering full-time when she retired in 2019 as did Walter after his 2021 retirement.  During the COVID pandemic, Christine’s willingness to work every day the pantry was open had a huge impact on our ability to serve our clients without interruption.

Christine now volunteers on Mondays.  Her task is to add the meat, milk, eggs, sweets, and extras to each basic food box.  Walter works the “out” door on Wednesdays where he adds flour, rice, beans, and pet food to the boxes before he gives them to the client.  In addition, Walter shops weekly to replenish the non-perishable items needed to fill the food boxes.  Having worked in the Glendale area for the past 30 years, both Walter and Christine have encountered former students and parents from their schools who have found themselves in need of the pantry’s services.

Those who serve the pantry are grateful to have the Sampsons as part of the WVCFP team!