Falmouth Service Center held its annual meeting on Sept. 19, introducing two new board members, a new slate of officers and five key strategic growth initiatives that the organization is focused on for the next few years.
Falmouth Service Center is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that works with the community to educate, support, and improve the quality of life of residents in need. A major component of the program is an extensive food pantry that clients can visit weekly. In addition, financial assistance is available to Falmouth residents who need housing assistance or help paying utilities. Individuals, schools, organizations and the faith community contribute not only financial donations but also food, clothing and other necessary goods. Falmouth Service Center relies on hundreds of volunteers to expand their reach and ensure they can deliver high quality programs to the maximum number of individuals.
The work of the Service Center is supported by the Hand in Hand Thrift Shop.
The FSC is celebrating its 40th year this year.
Kerin Delaney, Executive Director reported that FSC said, that to date, FSC already has distributed 783,000 pounds of food in nine months and is currently serving more than 500 client families per week.
“We are now a vital part of the economic engine that allows families to work and live on Cape. Households utilize our range of programs including food, financial assistance, free clothing room and special programs to make ends meet,” she said.
New board members inclue Jamie Parker, of Falmouth, is a marketing and communications professional who currently volunteers at FSC’s Hand in Hand Thrift Shop; and Dianne Wells, a Falmouth resident and Adult Nurse Practitioner.
The following slate of officers was approved: Brian Keck, President of the Board; Paul Berlinguet, Vice President; Lawrence Bigelow, Treasurer; and Rev. Nell Fields, Secretary/Clerk. Ronald Nunes and David Prosten were reappointed to their third term; Paul Berlinguet to his second term and Pauline Neves to her first full term. This was the final board meeting for Catherine Kligler, who had served as president the past five years and a total of nine years on the board. She will remain an FSC volunteer.
As the board and staff created its 5-Year Strategic Plan, they identified several key priorities and specific objectives to provide even more assistance to neighbors in need while remaining true to the mission and values of the Falmouth Service Center.
For more information visit https://www.falmouthservicecenter.org/