9.24.08.VolunteerAppreciation

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Thank you to all of the volunteers that help feed the hungry of the Crystal Lake area!

Thank you to all of the volunteers that help feed the hungry of the Crystal Lake area!

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