Even in Difficult Times, Kendall Food Pantry Volunteers Focused on Mission
Jun 23, 2016 12:46PM ● Published by Shannon Antinori
Photo courtesy of the Kendall County Food Pantry Facebook page.
But even after the sudden death of longtime former Excecutive Director Maria Spaeth this week, the pantry is moving forward and working to fulfill its mission of feeding Kendall County residents in need, said volunteer Director of Operations Rick Bill.
"We are getting some donations from people who really know what our need is," said Bill.
"We're hoping people understand what we're doing -- the need is great," Bill said.
As for the impact the investigation has had on pantry finances, Bill said, "For a while there, we were playing it day by day." But Bill assured residents that pantry volunteers intend to keep serving the community as the investigation continues.
"We want to do what I believe God called us to do," said Bill, "No client has been shortchanged."
The pantry is entirely volunteer run and funded by donations. He said it takes about 50 volunteers to run each Thursday's food distribution. Bill said the community can rest easy that donations to the pantry will go toward helping feed those in need.
"I can say with assurance that the things that have happened in the past have been corrected," he said, adding that he is working with volunteers and the board of directors to make the pantry's finances transparent.
Bill said his goal is to see to it that, once again, 98 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to clients.
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