Women of Impact
We are building a team of women committed to making a difference locally for the 11,000+ individuals in NW DuPage County served by our pantries each year. Our goal is to build our group to 100 or more area women with a passion for feeding our local neighbors in need!
The commitment is to fund at least one project er year ($100 per project) and to recruit one new member to each meeting. Members will be presented with 2 - 3 projects per year in total (projects could be funding food for our pantries or small capital needs like shelving and refrigerators).
See information below about upcoming volunteer opportunities!
We are still seeking members to complete funding of our first project (see details below). To join our list of inaugural members, contact Heather@NeighborhoodFP.org or make your donation here:
*Lilly Aguilar, President/Owner, Solutions Cleaning Services
*Irma Bates, Co-Owner & Vice President, Montenegro, Inc.
*Jan Breyne, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Neighborhood Food Pantries
*Pam Conn, Owner, Joe Cotton Ford
*Kelly Cummings, Senior IP & Legal Counsel, Akzo Nobel
*Melissa Ferguson, Alderman, City of West Chicago
*Rebecca Giannelli*Barb Goetzke
*Sue Hallen, IP Management Solutions Manager, IBM
Jackie Hayden, Trustee, Wayne Township & Owner, Delta Insurance Advisors
*Miriam Iwrey, Chief Executive Officer, Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce
*Heather Kash, Development Director, Neighborhood Food Pantries
*Marita Klamp, Community Relations, Belmont Village Senior Living
*Pam Lansford, Secretary, Board of Directors, Neighborhood Food Pantries
*Mary Beth Larson, Chief Financial Officer, Cornerstone Foodservice Group
*Maria Malachowski, Board of Directors, Neighborhood Food Pantries
*Marina Mattingly, Owner, Restoration Coalition
*Laura Needs, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
*Samantha Peterson, Office Manager, State Farm Insurance - Dutch Van Rossum Agency
*Carol Platt, Site Coordinator, Lutheran Church of the Master, Neighborhood Food Pantries
Sue Robinson, Teacher, St. Isidore School
*Christine Ruffino, Dynamic Professional Women's Network
Susan Westgate, Library Director, Carol Stream Public Library
* indicates Inaugural Members as of May 14, 2019
Projects funded by this group:
- Food purchases for the month of June, 2019 (when donations to our pantries typically slow down) for all pantries
- Milk purchases for families with children for the month of October, 2019 for all our pantries
UPCOMING EVENTS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
November 9 (am - time TBD). Neighborhood Food Pantries packing event at Northen IL Food Bank. Stay tuned for details.