Kaye Prox Food Bank
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NEWS...


INTRODUCING THE FOOD BANK PANTRY LEADERS






Introducing the Kaye Prox Food Bank pantry leaders, MaryAnne Lykins, Joan Collins and Fran Gutcher. These three volunteers go the extra mile to help make the food bank run smoothly.

MaryAnne learned about the food bank through a friend and started volunteering eight years ago. Before becoming the Monday pantry leader, she primarily worked stocking shelves, checking families in and taking them through the pantry. Joan Collins is the pantry leader on Wednesdays. She became a volunteer ten years ago. She joined her grandson at the food bank when he did community service for his school. When he moved on to other things, she continued – almost every Wednesday. She assisted by shelving deliveries, working at the sign-in table, and taking families through to select food. Fran Gutcher, the Friday pantry leader, first met the food bank director, Marilyn Ruggiero, last year when the food bank collaborated with Feeding America Tampa Bay to bring the mobile food pantry to Town ‘n Country. Fran volunteered at the event and asked about other opportunities to serve. Marilyn encouraged her to join the volunteers at the food bank. Like MaryAnne and Joan, Fran spent most of her time at the food bank stocking shelves, especially when there was a delivery from Feeding America, and taking families through the pantry.

When asked how their activities have changed now that they are pantry leaders, all three admitted they often do many of the same things. But, they now also orient new volunteers, decide which groceries to give out, and answer questions from other volunteers. They make sure the experiences of families coming to the food bank are consistent on any given day. Overall, the pantry leaders ensure the process of providing emergency food is going smoothly. Finally, by sharing the duties of the food bank, they allow the director to concentrate on managing the food bank rather than having to focus on the details each day at the food pantry.

The food bank truly appreciates the extra time and effort MaryAnne, Joan and Fran contribute. Thank you!



 Welcome to Kaye Prox Food Bank                   "God's people helping God's people."

The Kaye Prox Food Bank, located in Town 'n Country in Tampa, Florida, is an all-volunteer ecumenical organization dedicated to providing emergency food to families in need and to the elderly in the community.

THE FOOD BANK IS NOW ON FACEBOOK

You can now follow the Kaye Prox Food Bank on Facebook. We'll be posting upcoming events as well as emergency needs.

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THE FOOD BANK WILL BE CLOSED
THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING


The Kaye Prox Food Bank will be closed on Friday, November 28. Regular days and hours will resume on Monday, December 1.


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CELEBRATE NATIONAL "GOOD NUTRITION MONTH"


Did you know that November is National "Good Nutrition Month"? Consider celebrating your blessings this year by making a donation of healthy food to the food bank. The shelves get really bare in the fall.

Drop off food donations at the food bank on Monday, Wednesday or Friday afternoons or all day Tuesday-Friday at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour office. There is also a donation box at the Westchase Publix if you want to take advantage of their BOGO program.

Every can, box or bag helps!

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