WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!

Every organization says that and means it.  Volunteers are essential to any organization. West Valley Community Food Pantry is unique because we could not serve the community without volunteers. 100% of the people who work at the pantry are volunteers.  Yes, 100%.  Not one person is paid a salary or wage for helping at the West Valley Community Food Pantry.

HOW MANY VOLUNTEERS DOES IT TAKE?

How many volunteer hours does it take to run the West Valley Community Food Pantry? Each month, many dedicated and devoted volunteers serve an average of 700-800 hours to ensure the West Valley Community Food Pantry can help provide for the needs of people in our community.

WHO ARE OUR VOLUNTEERS?

As a charitable organization, there are specific guidelines we are required to follow.  Therefore, we have an Executive Director as well as Board Members all who volunteer their time to make sure the pantry operates within the guidelines set forth by the IRS and State of Arizona.

In addition to the board, there are approximately thirty dedicated people who are integral in ensuring the mission and vision of the pantry is honored.





Meet Our Executive Director and Board Members


June Kelsey

Executive Director


Laura Walin

President


Jan Lopez

Vice President


Janet Bean

Treasurer


Barbara Volk

Secretary



Our Members At Large



Lori Beverick


Steve Fowler


Patricia Fleming



HOW DO OUR VOLUNTEERS SERVE?


  • shop for food and supplies
  • stock shelves with food
  • make food boxes
  • greet and register clients
  • distribute boxes to families and individuals
  • keep books
  • maintain financial records
  • file federal and state forms
  • package flour, sugar, rice and beans
  • pick up and deliver donated items such as:
    pastries, produce, meat and dairy

  • sort donated clothing and household items
  • write letters and thank you notes
  • write grants
  • maintain the website
  • order supplies and needed equipment
  • make Thanksgiving boxes
  • set up and manage the “Holiday Shop”
  • answer phones
  • refer people to other organizations
  • serve on the board
  • develop monthly volunteer schedules


Every person who gives so generously of their time does so with the hope for a better tomorrow. Better for someone. Better for all of us.