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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The Pantry of Broward Turns One Year Old

The Pantry of Broward is now one year old.  In July of 2008 The Pantry of Broward opened its doors to serve and support its clients by providing food and support services to seniors in need on low fixed incomes and grandparents raising grandchildren in Broward County.   Founded by BJ Buntrock and CEO Penny Loughan, The Pantry of Broward was created to help these two underserved populations of our community.  Now after one year The Pantry of Broward is serving over 300 clients every month.

 One of our clients is Adeline, a mother and grandmother, who will be 80 years old in September. Adeline lived in New York for over 30 years; she raised two sons and worked as a nurse’s technician and aid in a local hospital.  After retiring she relocated to Florida, initially living with one of her sons in Orlando.  After a period of time, she realized that she wanted to be independent and have some privacy. 
Adeline knew it would be financially difficult to make it completely on her own on the small social security check she was receiving.  She applied for Section 8 housing assistance and after waiting for three years for an apartment to open up, her prayers were answered.

She is so grateful for the added help from The Pantry of Broward.  If not for the additional food and support assistance, Adeline would not be able to make ends meet.  “I don’t really like to cook, so I open the food box and I can warm up items and make simple meals for myself.”
Adeline, like so many other seniors in our community, worked hard all her life, paid taxes, raised a family and simply wants to live her golden years as an independent and proud woman.  These are our clients.

Posted by: rick gomez @ 5:00:48 pm 
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Andy has been a member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce since 2013.  Andy earned a Bachelor of Arts at Williams College in 1990 and initially worked at WCVB-TV in Boston before being hired by Lifetime Television in New York. In 1997 Andy was recruited by Disney to work as a Producer in Orlando. He left Disney in 1999 to start his own production company, Lightship Entertainment. Lightship Media is a full service production company specializing in producing television shows, commercials and promotional videos of all kinds. Under Andy’s supervision, the company has produced more than a dozen prime time shows for Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, the Science Channel and Destination America on various subjects ranging from the thrill rides at Walt Disney World to the latest innovations in concept car design. Andy is actively involved in the Chamber through the GLBX Council and the GLBX Leads Group. He serves on the GLBX Board of Directors and has been appointed Chair Elect for 2017. Andy played a crucial part in planning the very successful Artopia event; one of the Chambers’ annual events held at the NSU Museum of Art in 2016. On his free time, Andy spends time with his dog Bella and enjoys spending time with friends on his boat.