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Providence Food Pantry celebrated its 25th anniversary of service to West Terre Haute residents on Sept. 22, 2019. Last year, the pantry, with the support of Helping Hands, area churches and civic groups in West Terre Haute, worked to serve 4,000 individuals.
Sister Margaret Quinlan and volunteer Stacy Pierce greet visitors during the 25th anniversary celebration of Providence Food Pantry in West Terre Haute.
Sisters and volunteers stock up the food choices.
Raffle tickets sell for a chance at a beautiful quilt, a food basket, a money tree and more.
Keith and Jamie Richey pose with Sister Joseph. The Richeys owned the building before making it available to the pantry.
Sister Joseph shows off her desk and “office” area.
Volunteer Terri (left), Richard and Linda greet visitors.
Sister Lawrence Ann Liston greets young and old.
An apple a day …
Sister Patty Fillenwarth helps visitors choose between cookies and brownies.
Providence Food Pantry publishes a periodic newsletter and is also mentioned frequently in the press.
So many choices!
Pantry Partners wall highlights the area churches and individuals who support it, with names on various types of cans and boxes.
Sister Agnes Maureen Badura (left) talks with Pat Etling and other volunteers.
From left, Sisters Patty Fillenwarth, Andre Panepinto and Joni Luna.
The pantry is a welcoming place to chat.
Sister Mary Lois Hennel staffs the juice area.
“Breaking bread” takes on new meaning at the pantry. From left, Sisters Ann Sullivan, Joni Luna, Barb Battista and volunteer Vicki Dickinson.
Families and children especially enjoyed the cookies and cake.
Louise Arnold, a long-time supporter helps answer questions about the pantry’s many partners.
Expansion of the pantry has allowed room for more storage.
Anyone for plums?
A wide selection is never an issue at the pantry.
Sister Patty Fillenwarth volunteers at the pantry, as does Toni.
Sue Heck (left) asks a question about the raffle. Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp, general officer liaison to the pantry (center) and Rose sell tickets.
Marylu (center) and Greg Thralls have supported the pantry for many years.
A good crowd assists the pantry in celebrating 25 years!
Pat Etling catches up with Sister Ann Casper.
Sister Joseph is more than happy about the fun run/walk gift check.
A beautiful quilt is part of the raffle treasure.
Sister Joan Slobig (left) presents Sister Joseph Fillenwarth proceeds from the Saint Mary’s Village fun run/walk.
From left, Pat Etling, Bob Warn and John Etling.
As volunteers and sisters staffed locations, a slide show of the pantry’s history ran in the background.
Sister Jody O’Neil, resident artist with the Sisters of Providence, talks with a visitor.
Donations from the raffle will go to help fund a new roof for the pantry.
This basket is one of the raffle prizes.
Over the years, Providence Food Pantry has received a lot of positive press.
Cake was offered to visitors, along with information.
Sister Joseph Fillenwarth, director of the pantry, shows a newsman around.
Jeanette Wrin (left) joins other volunteers who are prepared to answer visitor questions about how the pantry works.
Providence Food Pantry partners with the Diaper Bank to provide free supplies each month.
Since the pantry was expanded, residents can use shopping carts to gather their groceries and load them in their cars.
As of 2019, Providence Food Pantry, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, celebrates 25 years of service to West Terre Haute residents.