Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas Eve at the Friendship Center

Some of our Great Food Pantry Volunteers
And agency people, too

On Wednesday, December 24, the Friendship Center Food Pantry served 117 households in its first session and 19 in its evening session for a total of 136 households for the day. Since I was at both shifts and hadn't taken photos of our volunteers in a long time, I decided to do so. Not everyone present on Wednesday is pictured, and a number of our regular volunteers weren't around because of the holidays.

Dan Bird, left, talking to Maryam Kamangar, of Goodwill, (seated) and Cindy Croce, from VNA of the Berkshires, our regular Wednesday nurse.


Stan Owczarski and Anne Nelson at the Friendship Center.

Baggers, left, Marilyn Brown, Bob Dubriel, who works in back, Sheila Bounds, in hat, and Lois Hescock.       


Steve Green, who runs the bread and pastry rack during the day and helps make all our visiting friends feel welcome.


Kevin Tyree, who helps us out in many ways.

Rich Davis, food service coordinator and more!

Suzanne Dubriel and Sue Walker, regular sign-in desk workers. Suzanne's two grandchildren were helping out, too, but the photo of them was too blurry to post.

Evening Shift


Jocelyn Barrett, at right in the Friendship Center. Fran Morandi, deputy food service coordinator, with back to camera. Four members of the Case family: Caleb, Keegan, Olivia, and Tim. Kevin Tyree, behind Jocelyn. Way in back, holding up an object, is Rich Wolfe.


Not the best photo, but here are Sarah Sutro, with back to camera, Billy Scrivens, a little to the left, and Billy's son Scott, holding green bag.


At the Eagle Street Room, Corinne Case, Joe Diorio, Fran Berasi and Maryam Kamangar.

Mark Rondeau, kidding around at the end of the day. Photo by Corinne Case.

The Friendship Center Food Pantry will be open as usual on Wednesday, December 31.

God Bless,