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Neighbor to Neighbor Adds Staff to Meet Community Needs

In an announcement, the town's food pantry says it added staff to help meet the continuing increased demand of needs in the community.

Neighbor to Neighbor Adds Staff to Meet Community Needs

 

Here is the announcement from Greenwich's only food pantry which serves the town as well as Port Chester and Stamford.

Neighbor to Neighbor, Greenwich’s food pantry, has seen a sustained 55% increase in demand for services since the start of the economic downturn in 2008.  Neighbor receives no government funding for its operations and relies heavily on food donated by the community to stock its food pantry shelves. 

In order to continue offering free food and clothing to eligible residents of Greenwich, Stamford and Port Chester N.Y., Neighbor to Neighbor has added a part time position to its staff.  Pamela M. Talgo of West Harrison New York joined Neighbor to Neighbor this month in the newly created position of Operations Coordinator.  In addition to overseeing Neighbor’s robust Volunteer Program, which involves the support and training of over 150 committed volunteers, Pam will work to increase the number and scope of food drives in the community.  Pam holds a Master's in Physical Education as well as a law degree.  She currently sits on the Board of Directors of My Sister’s Place, a shelter for battered women located in White Plains, NY.

Also recently joining Neighbor to Neighbor is Norwalk resident Jean Davis-French.  Jean brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role as Administrator. Jean received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and has a very diverse background that includes extensive experience in human resources and administrative support in both corporate and non-profit environments.  Jean will oversee all aspects of Neighbor’s day to day administration.  We are thrilled to welcome her to our team.

Jean and Pam join newly-appointed Executive Director Nancy Coughlin.  Coughlin, a Darien resident, worked most recently as the interim Executive Director of the YWCA Darien/Norwalk.  She began her new role at Neighbor to Neighbor on Oct. 1, 2012, taking over for interim co-Executive Directors Wendy Blumenthal and Jody Breakell.  “Starting just before Hurricane Sandy and the busy Thanksgiving season was trial by fire,” said Coughlin, “but I wouldn’t have it any other way.  Neighbor to Neighbor is a unique and resilient organization.  Our committed volunteers and Board of Directors are tireless in their efforts to ensure we provide the best service to our clients we can.  I am very proud to be a part of Neighbor to Neighbor.” 

If you would like to donate time, food or clothing to Neighbor-to-Neighbor, please visit their website at www.N-to-N.org.

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