DONNA MURAWSKI: BOARD PRESIDENT
I am yet another New Jersey transplant, having moved to Milton with my husband 4 years ago. I retired after working 38 years as a speech-language pathologist working with multiply handicapped children. I have always had a problem knowing that there are people who go hungry in this country or have to choose between food and medication or rent/ utilities. I tried to volunteer at a local food pantry while living in New Jersey but wasn't able to do so due to work conflicts. When I retired I thought I would like to volunteer at a food pantry. I met Barbara Wright and everything fell into place!
I believe I have good organizational skills and was known as the “form queen” at work. I have developed forms to help maintain a workable food inventory and weekly shopping list as well as forms to help special events run more smoothly (e.g. Thanksgiving and Christmas distributions, fundraisers, etc.).
I enjoy working with all of the other pantry volunteers. They are a great, dedicated group of people who love what they're doing. I also enjoy getting to know the pantry patrons and am humbled by their appreciation and generosity: their giving of their help, making food for us, and donating money/goods back to the pantry whenever they can. This pantry has been a great experience!