Monique Raposa of Gloucester has been named the new executive director of the nonprofit Bread for Life Food Pantry, located adjacent to the St. Therese Roman Catholic Church in Gloucester.
A longtime member of the church, Raposa said she was appointed to the paid position after the retirement of former volunteer co-directors Bob and Susan Quinzel, who had overseen operations since 2010. Under their leadership, the pantry grew to become one of the largest food assistance programs in Hampton Roads, according to the pantry’s website.
Raposa said she has been charged with standardizing processes for handling and sorting inventory and for disposing of unusable items. Her job responsibilities also include making sure that volunteers have everything they need to do their jobs and that the food truck and equipment are properly maintained. In addition, she provides outreach to the local churches, organizations and individuals that support the pantry, as well as to the Food Bank of the V...
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