New Pantry Director for Myrtle Point Food Share!

ORCCA, Nov 24, 2010

Oregon Coast Community Action and the City of Myrtle Point welcomes Ranelle Morris as the new Volunteer Pantry Director for the Myrtle Point Food Share! She was selected by the Myrtle Point Food Share Advisory Committee to serve as Pantry Director and provide leadership with pantry operations.

The Myrtle Point Food Share building had its Grand Opening ceremony and showcased the new shopping style pantry operations on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. A number of community partners worked together to remodel the Myrtle Point Food Share building, including the City of Myrtle Point, the Oregon Business Development Department, Oregon Coast Community Action and other community agencies, with funding from a Community Development Block Grant award provided by the Infrastructure Finance Authority.

The Myrtle Point Food Share pantry is the first shopping style food pantry on the South Coast! The Myrtle Point Food Share is a part of the South Coast Food Share network of emergency meal sites and food pantries. The shopping style pantry has been open for three weeks, and the new emergency food distribution system to hungry individuals and families has been very successful.

As former mayor of Myrtle Point, Ranelle Morris has a long history with the city. She has connections with many organizations as well as community members, and as she navigates the astronomical growth in need, she is effective in reaching out to make connections with other agencies. That, in addition to her great skills in recruiting and organizing volunteers has made the leadership transition a smooth one. Ranelle Morris also has a vision for how to meet the increasing need in her community, and is looking forward to fundraising efforts this holiday season.

“Ranelle’s commitment to helping the community of Myrtle Point, and her superb ability to connect people to resources makes her an excellent fit for the position,” said Mary Schoen-Clark, CEO of Oregon Coast Community Action. “We’re luck to have her.”

Becky Yeager, former interim Pantry Director comments “Ranelle’s an incredibly prolific woman, and I know taking on this responsibility could have been a challenge considering all her other projects, but she has taken on leadership with the pantry without a hitch, and is doing splendid work.”

The Myrtle Point Food Pantry is a part of the South Coast Food Share network and is a program of Oregon Coast Community Action. SCFS works with 33 local pantries and meal sites, the program provides and distributes more than 2 million pounds of food annually. Oregon Coast Community Action provides services that feed, house, warm and educate vulnerable children and families on the South Coast. To learn more call 888-1574 or visit