Meet Our Board

The School Street Food Pantry is led by an advisory board of volunteers comprised of local college students and community members. The board meets monthly either virtually or in person at Normal First United Methodist Church to determine policy and provide guidance for the operation of the pantry.  If you are interested in learning more about the School Street Food Pantry board, contact us by email at

Key Organizations Represented on the Board:

Illinois State University

Normal First United Methodist Church

MERGE @ ISU Wesley –United Methodist Campus Ministries

ISU Student Government Association

Normal Township

University of Illinois Extension

Board Members


Serving as organization leaders and facilitators, the Board Co-Chairs organize and schedule board meetings, call special meetings as necessary, and invite other board members to participate and share information.

ISU Faculty/Staff or Community memberDoris Groves, community member

Volunteer Coordinators:

Volunteer Coordinators manage the volunteer screening process, volunteer training, and supervision of volunteer service hours.

ISU Faculty/Staff or community memberPeg Mercer, community member
StudentCaleb Howard
StudentChris Almeda

Communication and Marketing Coordinators:

Communication and Marketing Coordinators develop marketing materials, update the website and Facebook pages, and coordinate comprehensive marketing campaigns in the local community.

ISU staff/faculty or community memberMegan Koch, ISU School of Communication

Community Engagement Coordinators:

Community Engagement Coordinators organize food drives, connect with partnering organizations, and plan community engagement initiatives.

ISU staff/faculty or community memberAmelia Noel-Elkins
StudentDanielle Edwards

Food Pantry Logistics Coordinators:

Food Pantry Logistics Coordinators manage the day-to-day operations of the pantry, order food from local food banks, stock the food pantry, and organize pantry space.

ISU staff/faculty or community memberVacant
StudentCaleb Sawe

Administrative Coordinator:

The Administrative Coordinator maintains the records of the pantry, maintains and distributes minutes of the board meetings and responds to general inquiries.

ISU staff/faculty or community memberMegan McCann, ISU Conference Services

General Members

Church Representative Kathy King-Nobles, Pastor
Church Representative Kim Burke, Pastor
Church Representative John Ford, Member
Community Member Staci Coussens, University of Illinois Extension
Church Representative, MERGE Roxy DeLong, MERGE

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