Category: Stories of Impact

The Only Place I Knew of to Look for Help

The Only Place I Knew of to Look for Help When Rita* first found herself with an opportunity to leave her native Romania to attend graduate school in the United States, she was ecstatic. She and her elderly mother, Vera*, made the trip together to Oklahoma so Rita could pursue her dreams. When they arrived, […]

For Sarah, Lakeview Pantry is “Everything”

For Sarah, Lakeview Pantry is “Everything” Lakeview Pantry’s 950+ regular volunteers are known for their hospitality. Anyone who walks through our doors on a distribution day can see that our volunteers strive to create a warm and friendly space for the clients they serve. But for long-time Broadway location volunteer Sarah Pearson, making clients feel […]

Hugs and Handshakes: Volunteer Uses Corporate Experience to Give Back

Hugs and Handshakes: Volunteer Uses Corporate Experience to Give Back Terri Silverstone began volunteering at Lakeview Pantry in 2012 when she retired from the corporate world. “I mentioned to a friend that I was looking for weekday volunteer opportunities; she told me about the Pantry,” Terri explains. Since that time Terri has done nearly every […]