by Nina Douglass
Jeff and I have now completed the first of two weeks of covering Maureen McNair’s management of the South Bay Food Pantry. Adapting to the role has been a formidable learning experience, characterized by several distinctive stages:
1. Denial: “How complicated can it be to manage a small food pantry?”
2. Shock and overwhelm: The state of disbelief and numbed feelings upon reading Maureen’s voluminous, detailed (and essential) notes and completing San Diego Food Bank training.
3. Recognition: Managing this small food pantry is an extremely complex role. Examples:
5/27/2021 09:33:25 pm
Thank you for taking on this complicated job and giving Maureen well-deserved respite. Ti me, the Food Pantry is one of the best services ever undertaken by First UU Church of San Diego. Thank you!!!!
2/27/2022 07:28:04 pm
Hi Betsy, I agree. I think the pantry has really united our church members, friends, and neighbors during unprecedented difficult times. Thanks! Maureen
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