Neighbor to Neighbor announced five new members have joined its Board of Directors. Greenwich residents Eileen Bartels, Bob Brady, Connie Figgie, Pamela Speer and Liz Van Duyne joined Neighbor’s board for the term commencing June 1, 2014.
“These new members bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Board of Directors and compliment the substantial talent of the eleven sitting members,” siad Allen Jackson, President in a release.
Neighbor to Neighbor is Greenwich’s only food and clothing pantry, providing healthy food at no cost to low-income Greenwich residents and a summer supplement to Greenwich students to bridge the gap left during the summer months by the absence of school-based meals. In 2013, Neighbor to Neighbor provided 300,000 nutritious meals to over 660 families.
While healthy food has become out of reach of many local residents, Neighbor to Neighbor has responded by working closely with community gardeners, local farmers and food providers to stock the pantry shelves with fresh produce, whole wheat bread and staples such as milk, tuna and peanut butter to make nutritious meals.
In addition to its client choice food pantry, which serves as a model for other area pantries, Neighbor to Neighbor provides 17,000 bags of clothing, linens, diapers and household items to local residents each year.
In 2014 Neighbor added a prom dress distribution in conjunction with the Greenwich High School Former Attire club. Neighbor to Neighbor is a volunteer driven organization funded by private donations, and is grateful for the vital support of the community.
Neighbor to Neighbor is thrilled to welcome each of these accomplished individuals to its Board of Directors.
“The varied and meaningful experience this group of community members brings to this Board positions us well to continue meeting the needs of our Greenwich neighbors who need our assistance,” said Executive Director Nancy Coughlin in the release. “I look forward to working with this Board of Directors to ensure all local residents have the basic living essentials they need to thrive and succeed in our community.”
If you would like to donate, run a food or clothing drive, or volunteer, please visit Neighbor to Neighbor’s website.