As a new food pantry manager, I was overwhelmed with not knowing how to build on our strengths to increase healthier food options at our pantry. I didn't know how many nutritional items we were providng, what would be easiest and most cost-effective to change, and how to best involve our volunteers and guests. My call to Sheila at UW-Extension took all of that worry away and gave me confidence to move forward as she worked with us to prioritize goals and develop a plan of action. Sheila has been right by my side in helping us develop donor education, facilitating training with our volunteers and implementing strategies to improve the quality of nutritious food offered and taken by our food pantry visitors.
-Jeanette Jones, Manager of Evansville Ecumenical Care Closet