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OAK PARK RIVER FOREST FOOD PANTRY
February 28, 2011

OPRF Food Pantry is one of the best pantries in Cook County, now serving 1400 families every month. The pantry offers full, client-choice service to its clients, along with nutrition programs, benefits counseling, and food stamp (SNAP) application assistance. The staff and volunteers are inspiring people--working consistently above and beyond the call to provide superior service to our client base. The pantry serves not just the near west suburbs, but most of the west side of the city, and counts on hundreds of individual donors. But we need more support, especially from our corporate and foundation partners, to keep our services strong.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Initiating client choice operations, resulting in greater client satisfaction and less food waste Implementing the agency's strategic plan Reducing hunger via increased benefit counseling and food stamp application assistance--direct result of AmeriCorps volunteer

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Win the lottery, and endow the pantry so it could move to a new facility--we are bursting at the seams.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Currently serving on the board.

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