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  1. 1. Crystal Lake Food Pantry’s Volunteer Breakfast 2008
  2. 2. Thanks to Our Wonderful Volunteers…
  3. 3. We Provided Over 90 Tons of Food in 2007! <ul><li>Those 90 tons of food served 13,410 people </li></ul><ul><li>Just since January 2008, we have provided over 60 tons of food and served 12,000 people. </li></ul><ul><li>That translates to over 21,600 bags of groceries just since January. </li></ul>
  4. 4. And Fed Over 600 Families <ul><li>We fed 697 families in 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Average family size: 3.1 members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>73% have 2,3,4, or 5 members </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We served 2169 individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Family types: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>29% single moms/dads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>47% adults with children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18% Adults without children </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How Often and How Long? <ul><li>51% of our clients only visit the CL Food Pantry 1,2 or 3 times ALL Year </li></ul><ul><li>21% of our clients visit 4,5 or 6 times all year </li></ul><ul><li>8% of our clients need our help about once a month (12 times a year) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most of which are either seniors or disabled </li></ul></ul><ul><li>66% of our clients will use the pantry for less than 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>24% of our clients will need our help for more than 3 years </li></ul>
  6. 6. We Have A New Home <ul><li>Salvation Army Basement </li></ul>BEFORE
  7. 7. We Have A New Home <ul><li>257 King Street </li></ul>AFTER
  8. 8. We Have A New Home <ul><li>The Reception Area and Waiting Room </li></ul>Registration desk and interview area Waiting area BEFORE
  9. 9. We Have A New Home <ul><li>The Reception Area and Waiting Room </li></ul>AFTER
  10. 10. We Have A New Home <ul><li>Refrigerators and Order Table </li></ul>BEFORE
  11. 11. We Have A New Home <ul><li>Refrigerators and Order Table </li></ul>AFTER
  12. 12. We Have A New Home <ul><li>Shelving </li></ul>BEFORE
  13. 13. We Have A New Home <ul><li>Shelves and Client Area </li></ul>AFTER
  14. 14. Thanks to Our Wonderful Volunteers… <ul><li>We have an executive committee that handles the “business side” of the pantry. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marilyn Georgy, President </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cate Williams, Vice President </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jackie Eberle, Treasurer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loris Thacker, Recording Secretary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Andrea McCarthy, Correspondence Secretary </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Thanks to Our Wonderful Volunteers… <ul><li>With warm smiles and even warmer hearts, Hilary and all the volunteers check-in and interview our clients </li></ul><ul><li>All the volunteers that make each day as well as our special events possible </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Our shelves are stocked with deliveries every Thursday! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ed & Linda Nogan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gordy & Cheryll Triefenbach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Norm Falk, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Howard Clark </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ben Martin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lee Dennison </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chuck & lyz Tinker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jack Biesterfield </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John Arvidson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bob Reber </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ardell Legel  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Steve Newton </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Did you know that our receiving crew handled 124,584 pounds of food in 2007? </li></ul>Thanks to Our Wonderful Volunteers…
  17. 17. <ul><li>Some of our volunteers work many days a week, many hours a day! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bob Reber </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carl Michaelis (and Jane Kartson) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ken Grubb </li></ul></ul>Thanks to Our Wonderful Volunteers…
  18. 18. <ul><li>We have over 22 churches that participate in the Food Pantry. </li></ul><ul><li>The church representatives help run the church food drives, fundraisers and coordinate volunteers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CL Presbyterian Church-Ridgefield </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>St. Mary’s Episcopal Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Baptist Church of Crystal Lake </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United Methodist Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>St. Paul’s United Church of Christ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Congregational Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bethany Lutheran Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immanuel Lutheran Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>St. Thomas the Apostle Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resurrection Catholic Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crystal Lake Christian Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Life Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evangelical Free Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fox Valley Christian Reform Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hope Covenant Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Christian Fellowship Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prince of Peace Lutheran Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvest Bible Chapel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Willow Creek of Crystal Lake </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Living Waters Church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Vineyard Christian Fellowship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Salvation Army Citadel </li></ul></ul>Thanks to Our Wonderful Volunteers… <ul><ul><ul><li>Christen Fellowship </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vineyard Church </li></ul></ul></ul>Immanuel Lutheran
  19. 19. <ul><li>Many community groups support the pantry with food drives, donations and volunteers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crystal Lake Jaycees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chamber of Commerce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotary Dawnbreakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotary Noon Club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lions Club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boy Scout Troops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Girl Scout Troops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Dist. 47 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Dist. 155 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Association of Letter Carriers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mothers and More </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crystal Lake Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thrivent Financial for Lutherans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Northern Illinois Food Bank </li></ul></ul>Thanks to Our Wonderful Volunteers… <ul><ul><ul><li>CL Force Softball </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>948 pounds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Boy Scouts/Scouting for Food (March) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>7,918 pounds of food in 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Girl Scouts (Troop 844) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>678 pounds of food </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Special Needs Group from Woodstock </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Association of Letter Carriers (May) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>22,279 pounds of food in 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community Harvest </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(CL Jaycees and Chamber of Commerce) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>31,418 pounds of food in 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rotary Donation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CL Jaycee donation </li></ul></ul></ul>Thrivent Lutheran Churches
  20. 20. <ul><li>Many local businesses also support the pantry through food drives, donations and volunteers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twin Treats Vending </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep In Touch Massage Studio Offer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Coffee Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Banks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Moore Chiropractic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Premiere Brokers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approved Comfort, Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benchmark Environmental Services, Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bollinger, Lach and Associates, Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collins Construction Services, Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crystal Lake Bank </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dorion-Gray Retirement Planning, Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DSR Construction Co. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harris N.A. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McHenry Insurance Services, Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Miller Verchota Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mionx Corporation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RothMelei, Ltd. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign-X </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Waggoner Law Firm, P.C. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vanderstappen Surveying & Engineering, Inc. </li></ul></ul>Thanks to Our Wonderful Volunteers… Wal-Mart Bob Blazier and Professionals Group
  21. 21. What Our Clients Say About Our Volunteers… <ul><li>“ You people are Awesome! God bless you.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I'm always treated very nice and greeted by my first name which always makes me feel good!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Thank you all for your time. I know everyone doesn't say thank you so I'll say it for them. Thank You All!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The volunteers are wonderful.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ You are treated with dignity and respect regardless of your situation.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I'm so grateful for the food that I receive. The help is so caring and makes you feel welcome and does not make you feel that you are a lower class needy person.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ We just want to say thank you to the Pantry and all the volunteers for all the help and support for our family.” </li></ul>
  22. 22. What is Left to Say But… <ul><li>“ Thank you!” </li></ul>