Pantry Pulse: Spring 2017


Impacting Clients Today & Community Health Long-Term

There are many ways in which Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry is special: its welcoming and respectful atmosphere, terrific volunteers, and abundance of nourishing choices usually top the list of client comments.  The Pantry's Nutrition Education program is another why in which the Pantry is, according to staff Dietitian, Maria Delis, "truly one of a kind."

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Philanthropy 101: Let Students Lead

You can do it if you put your mind to it.  Teachers at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School are used to helping students apply this maxim to school work.  Fortunately for the community, they’ve also been helping students put their minds towards fighting hunger.

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Long Commute Won't Stop Her: Zahava

Zahava Roth can often be found helping with Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry’s nutrition program.  Her passion for nutrition and helping others is overwhelmingly apparent.  An online student at the University of Alabama, Roth is finishing her final semester of undergraduate study in nutrition.

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Eddie: One-Year After Cooking Matters

Eddie had no idea a routine visit to a Pantry distribution one day last year would lead to him becoming a better cook.  A chat with dietitian, Maria Delis, piqued his interest, and before he knew it, he’d signed up for the Pantry’s first session of Cooking Matters.  The rest is history.

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