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OwenM

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Review for Lord S Pantry of Downingtown, Downingtown, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Lord's Pantry is so much more than an emergency food cupboard. Along with an overflowing shopping cart full of food each month, clients also are offered special distributions throughout the year, including household products, cold and flu care packages, Thanksgiving meals, Christmas meals and gifts, and back-to-school supplies; one-on-one counseling sessions to navigate through state and federal benefit and utility company bureaucracies; budgeting workshops; nutrition and cooking education; and health screenings by nursing students. All of this is completed by volunteers - no paid staff here. My wife and I have volunteered at the Pantry since 2004 and have loved every minute of it.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Lord S Pantry of Downingtown, Downingtown, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This is the most urgent time for feeding programs in the last 70 years. In this country of plenty, there are so many hungry people. The Lord's Pantry is the only Emergency Food Cupboard serving the Downingtown, Exton, and Lionville areas. They have served 3660 families to-date in 2009. The growth in need is out-paced only by the resolve of an all-volunteer staff, led by director, Jan Leaf. Clients are treated with respect and dignity; they are allowed to chooses foods they want rather that receiving a prepared bag or box of foods. The work done there is inspiring for those served and those serving.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the broad support of churches, service organizations, corporations, and individuals to serve our neighbors in need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & Help out where needed.