Thanks to longtime volunteer, Joe Schleifer

Joe Schleifer has been volunteering for the Newton Food Pantry for 14 years. He manages the sorting and boxing room on Wednesday mornings, and works on Wednesdays afternoons as well, handing out dairy products and refrigerated meals. Joe has lived in Newton for most of his life, and “likes reaching out to help others, especially Newton’s senior citizens.” In addition to working at the pantry, Joe volunteers for Newton Serves every year. Prior to joining the pantry, he spent time working at the library, and also taught English as a Second Language. In his spare time, Joe enjoys watching sports and going to the theatre.