Pantry's new co-managers play to their strengths

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For the new managers of the InterChurch Food Pantry, every day presents a whirlwind of challenges.

Canned soup, cereal, peanut butter and other food has to be ordered for the 2,800 people the pantry serves each month. New donations of money and food have to be found in the Johnson County community.

They have to coordinate more than 200 volunteers, scheduling their days to come in and do everything from stocking shelves to signing up new clients and unloading pallets of food.

But for Sheila Morton and Carol Phipps, the duties are nothing new.

After years of volunteering at the food pantry, Morton and Phipps have taken over as its newest co-managers. The two have split up duties: Phipps handles bills and upkeep of the pantry, while Morton focuses on fundraising.

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