About the Pantry
The Irving Park Community Food Pantry is a volunteer based organization. The Pantry is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors that employs the Executive Director and a Client Services Coordinator. A volunteer staff upwards of 90 individuals assist with all phases of operation.
Our volunteers are the backbone of the pantry. Without the numerous hours that they provide, we would not be able to serve our clients.
John Psiharis, Executive Director
Elvia Esparza, Client Services Coordinator
Board of Directors
Belma Torres, President
Mike Mette, Vice President
Steve Slaber, Treasurer
Reverend Katherine Paisley
Jim Byrne, Operations Manager
Lee Samsami Stein, Volunteer Manager
Sandra Schwarzbeck, Office Manager
Gloria Price, Grants Manager
Lisa Albrecht, Finance Manager
Craig Shutt, Publicity Manager