Successful Transition at Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf

By on September 18, 2018

Over the past few months the Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf (GEFS) has been reconfigured to a Hybrid Client Choice food pantry through the hard work of many volunteers.

Many thanks go to Sandy Ericson, Kate LaBarca, Frank and Deb Leskovic, Karen Lockhart, Polly and Bob McCubbin, Jeff Munson, Joe Munson, Lee and Steven Stello, Bob and Amy Peritsky, Eileen Webber, Becky Wren, and Rhonda Breedlove and the crew from Ralph Honda for cleaning, painting, building shelf bases, assembling and moving shelves and equipment, and stocking shelves. Thank you to Joe LaBarca for being our photographer. Special mention goes to Polly and Bob McCubbin for designing the layout and sewing the drapes, making aprons for the volunteers, and creating the signage and name tags. Every task is important, we couldn’t have done this without everyone’s generous contribution of their time and energy.

GEFS started welcoming clients on July 10th.  Our first clients seemed delighted to be able to select their own food choices. For more information call 277-5370 to speak to a volunteer. 

Plans are being made for Thanksgiving Baskets, and it is not too early to volunteer to donate a basket, or to have your name on a client list to receive a Thanksgiving dinner. To donate contact Carol Coons and to add your name to the client list, call 277 5370. The annual meeting for GEFS is October 18th at 7:00 PM at the Greece Town Hall. All are invited to come and meet volunteers and to hear about the events planned for 2018-19. 

While we may not think of ourselves as a community with people who are food deficient, the facts prove otherwise.

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