Friday, January 22, 2021

Greenville Fish Food Pantry

The Greenville Fish Food Pantry has been supplying food to local citizens for over fifty years, and continues to do so through the Choice Pantry at 400 Markwith Avenue which is open on Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m., and Fridays from 4 to 5 p.m., as well as delivering to shut-ins who call the 937-548-2000 for help Mondays through Fridays. However, the pool of volunteers serving Fish clients is diminishing to alarmingly low numbers, making delivery of services at the same levels as in the past difficult to sustain. Therefore, Fish Director Kristy Cutarelli, is sending out a message to those who believe that helping others in need is the neighborly thing to do: “Please consider taking a shift at the Choice Pantry or being added to the call and delivery schedule so that Fish can continue to provide needed assistance to local residents.”

The assistance provided by Fish is essential to keeping local families free from hunger, but we need willing volunteers to accomplish this vital task,” Mrs. Cutarelli stated. “Our current volunteer pool is dwindling, due in part to the fact that many servants are elderly and unable to continue with the work which they have provided in the past. I implore those who care about their neighbors to demonstrate that caring by volunteering with our ecumenical non-profit organization; this is something that you can do to make a positive difference in the world,” she said.

Volunteer duties include assisting clients as they shop during Choice Pantry open hours, shopping for supplies, and stocking Pantry shelves, as well as responding to the needs of Fish callers by returning those calls and making food deliveries. “Calls to the Fish line can be retrieved from volunteers’ homes, and often don’t require a great deal of time for appropriate response. Food delivery can usually be accomplished in an hours’ time, and thus not greatly disrupt servants’ daily activities,” Mrs. Cutarelli explained. She also said that protocols are in place to guarantee that volunteers remain safe during the current pandemic.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Mrs. Cutarelli at 937-316-8420 or leave a message on the Fish phone.  

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