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Description of Tasks

Bag Packers –

Delivery Drivers –

Now through Giving Tuesday (November 29th) CHN will be shining a light on our wonderful, dedicated volunteers.  We are so grateful for their time and their commitment to helping these students.  They help to pack bags, they pick up food from grocery stores, they donate their time and their money, they deliver bags to the schools, they stock shelves, they check expiration dates and countless other tasks that help to keep the bellies of these children full and the pantry for their parents stocked.  These volunteers are…amazing.   During this time of Thanksgiving, you’ll see a different volunteer highlighted each day.  Help us in thanking them for their service and their passion to helping those who need it most in our community. 

In honor of these volunteers we are accepting donations, which will be matched by an anonymous CHN volunteer, up to $5,000 through Giving Tuesday.

Kathy O’Brien: 

“As a retired nurse, I know how important nutrition is. Makes me feel happy to help.” 

Brenda McLoud: 

“I probably as a kid would have received one of these bags. I was looking for an opportunity for me and my husband to be together. It’s a pleasure to help our community.” 

Ed McLoud: 

” A great opportunity to give back to those less fortunate.” 

Judy Sweeko: 

” It is a great way to give back to the community and the children who are our next generation of leaders. Also, a nice way to meet people.” 

Nicholas Werley: 

“I do a little of everything around here. I help unload large food orders and orders from Amazon. I help stock shelves. I know I am needed and useful.” 

Sharon Stochel:

“I’m a retired teacher from Crown Point. I know how much the Buddy Bags mean to the kids. Makes me happy to be able to make difference in their lives and situation.”

Vickie Miller:

“My daughter-in-law Christy got me interested in Buddy Bags. I love helping children. It really makes you feel good giving back.

Phyllis Stefankiewicz:

“Having recently retired, I was looking for something useful to do. My neighbor told me about Buddy Bags and I have thoroughly enjoyed being helpful for our children.”

Carol Kirchhoff:

“I started helping out with the Buddy Bag program when I retired back in February of 2021. It’s a wonderful program that feeds the South Lake County food-insecure students. I’ve made some wonderful new friends, and I feel as though I’m helping to do something good for the community. It’s a win-win situation. I am blessed, and I help to bless others.”