EVS team supports Riley Food Pantry



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Pantry coordinator gives a shout out to three team members for their giving spirit.

By Maureen Gilmer, IU Health senior journalist, mgilmer1@iuhealth.org

Kat Winton, Riley Hospital social worker and coordinator of the Riley Food Pantry, is giving thanks this week and every week for the generosity of donors and for the efforts of the three ladies pictured here to support the pantry.

EVS team members Bernice Powell, Michelle Williams and Dorothy Andrews can be counted on every Monday to check in with Winton to start the week off right.

“My Monday mornings in the pantry wouldn’t be the same without them checking in on me,” Winton said. “Not only do I get to enjoy time with them, but they support their Riley colleagues by walking them through the pantry, refilling the team member Snack Closet and ensuring that the pantry’s donation bins have been checked.

“I am so very appreciative of them for taking time out of their busy day to support their fellow team members.”

Team member snack closet

The Riley Food Pantry, which opened last year as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is on the first floor of the Downtown hospital, just down the hall from the Ronald McDonald House, Room 1511P.

The pantry has shortened holiday hours this week: It will be open Tuesday from 7 to 8 a.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for team members. Patient families may visit by referral between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, and between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday. The pantry will be closed Thursday and Friday this week.

To donate to the Riley Food Pantry, visit the RFP Amazon Wish List.

To give a shout out to a team member or department you think is worthy of recognition, email mgilmer1@iuhealth.org.